The Vikings have made their decision on who will lead them into the future – and that’s Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer.
Zimmer had his second interview with the Vikings on Tuesday, and stayed overnight in Minnesota to work out the details of a deal to become the new Vikings head man
Vikings owner Zygi Wilf is involved in the session to make sure that Zimmer is aboard to be the new coach according to ESPN.
Zimmer will be the ninth coach in franchise history. He comes to the team 16 days after the Vikings dismissed Leslie Frazier, after the Vikings missed the postseason.
He was the Bengals defensive coordinator the last five seasons, leading a defense that finished in the top 10 in yards and points allowed in four of the past five seasons.
Reports say that the 57-year-old is talking about bringing Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner to the staff as his new OC.
Also being considered to join the staff are Kyle Shanahan and Mike Mularkey.