Minnesota Vikings must address future starting with Mike Zimmer | Pro Football Talk | NBC Sports

The Minnesota Vikings have contracts to look at in the offseason, including Mike Zimmer and Kirk Cousins. But who’s the main priority?
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50 Comments

  1. Virginia Addis on March 1, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    No but CHEESE win money on cheese.

  2. Bernard wade on March 1, 2020 at 9:50 pm

    I don’t know why people keep blaming the o-line when Watson was hit more than any Quarterback this season and still managed to put up 31 points against the Chiefs. The Classic pocket passer is dead you need a QB that can do both now these d-line are to quick and fast to be blocked on a regular.

  3. Delanzo Johnson on March 1, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    You got to put a lot of the blame on Rick spillman’s he by the groceries and Zimmerman cook the meals remember we could have kept Teddy Bridgewater and Zimmerman was for it Rick spillman was the one who wanted to go a different direction with the quarterback situation everything starts with the general manager he gets the final say

  4. starwarsguy1997 on March 1, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    draft DEXTER LAURENCE in 2021 and see if Zim wants to be Defensive Coordinator so he can stay with us.

  5. Danny Yang on March 1, 2020 at 9:57 pm

    Let go rick,Zimmer and cousins.there is your answer.angry vikings fans.

  6. lawrence shadow on March 1, 2020 at 9:57 pm

    I mean… I think playing in the nfc championship game 2 years ago is pretty close to a Superbowl. One game away.

  7. Ryan Roehr on March 1, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    Zimmer IS THE PROBLEM!!! cut the ties now

  8. Francesca Smith on March 1, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    I completely agree with Cousins…off you go!

  9. Hecticlife Life on March 1, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    Give me Trevor next year send cousin out on a trade

  10. A W on March 1, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    Keeping Mike Zimmer around is a huge mistake. Now we have his kid as a DC? Our Vikes are out of 2021 super bowl contention already. We brought in Cousins and overpaid a fortune to put us over the top. The roster is there. 0 division titles in 2 years, 0-4 against the Bears, 1-2-1 against the Packers, nobody predicts the Vikings to beat any playoff competent team even though we had a better roster. How many times are we gonna watch this team not show up for important games before Zimmer’s incompetence is recognized?

  11. jonfklein on March 1, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    Florio is bang on with his assessment of Cousins. King is totally out to lunch.
    Cousins is the last priority for a contract extension. In fact, I would say he should get a contract no better than Case Keenum the quarterback he replaced – $18 million/year.

    Here’s how I put the priorities:
    #1 Cook – Must be extended
    #2 Zimmer – Should be extended
    #3 Spielman – Probably shouldn’t be extended
    #4 Cousins – Shouldn’t be extended

  12. Mogwai Man on March 1, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    Do you really fire a guy for losing to that niners team though?

  13. Cedric Walker on March 1, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    Zimmer needs to go

  14. Dan Merchant on March 1, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    Fire GM and head coach!! Time for REAL leadership and a new voice. I’m not satisfied with contender. This fifty year fan wants a Super Bowl victory.

  15. Kitty Oreo on March 1, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    Florio is an idiot …. the 49ers game was close until the 4th qtr … the niners pulled away because they were rested … Game was close

  16. Bigmac _7406 on March 1, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    Gimme Jordan Love and Eric Bienemy and let’s get this modern offense going

  17. Jeff Drew on March 1, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    Watch the exciting Russell Wilson or Mahomes and I miss Scramblin’ Fran! *sigh* Cousins & repertoire are boring and disappointing entertainment some days!

  18. MN McNamara on March 1, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    How about keep Zimmer and try a new GM? Spielman has such sluck offensive lineman year after year and he went Ponder with a first round top 15 pick. Let him expire and go.

  19. Anthony Suk on March 1, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    Tank for Trevor…fire zimmer and kubiak is the head coach!!!!

  20. Gary Truthteller on March 1, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    Ah, the ongoing PURGATORY of trying to be a Viking fan… And these contracts – no wonder it’s five minutes of ads for every minute of "action".. Yuck.

  21. Skyisthelimit ThatsYimhigh on March 1, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    Zimmer out, josh McDaniels IN, cousins out, by trade and sign-and-trade for Tom Brady, and bring in Steve spagnuolo as D coordinator. That will give the Vikings a chance to win now for the next 3 year.

  22. Mark Soderlind on March 1, 2020 at 10:08 pm

    How did the 49ers get to where they are?
    I hear everyone say the Vikings have an elite defence but outside of Kendricks they appeared to be completely overwhelmed by SF.

  23. christopher johnson on March 1, 2020 at 10:08 pm

    Fire them all

  24. Kent Anderson on March 1, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    I am not a true Zimmer fan as our team does not seem to be prepared for certain teams , but as far as Cousins , he should be a second string bench guy!! up and down and a bad deal !!

  25. Chad Carlson on March 1, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    I am a Vikings….you can’t blame it all on Kirk Cousins. I seen time against the 9er’s game when he had protection and time to throw. He couldn’t throw because the receivers were covered. Delvin Cook was nothing last week.

  26. Joshua Hanson on March 1, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    Since Cousins is such a true Christian, why doent he swallow his pride, renegotiate his contract so they focus addressing his O-Line to make the TEAM better, lose arrogance. He has way more money that God ever intended anyone to have. He could take 25-30% less money and keep his soon to be billionaire status and make many happy!!?

  27. Tom Grigsby on March 1, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    Let all go but cook.

  28. Brent Knoll on March 1, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    Vikings needs a new beginning, need a new head coach. He can not motivate his players on the big game. Monday night against Packers and 49’s game.

  29. Abraham Wolfe on March 1, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    If I was the wilfs:
    Sign Zimmer to 2 yr extension.
    Let GM sit with 1 yr before extending.
    Trade future 2021 1st to move back into 2020 1st rd to have 2 first rd picks.
    Draft 2 Blue Chip OL
    Trade Diggs for 2nd rd
    Draft 2 CB in 2nd Rd
    Fill rest of needs with the remaining draft.
    Extend Cousins, 2 yrs with 1st guaranteed,2nd yr not.
    Restructure Rhodes, Reiff, Griffin, if not willing, cut.
    Sign extension Wayne’s and Cook.

  30. Robert Cadenas on March 1, 2020 at 10:13 pm

    I’ve said it time and time again, they should have kept Keenum, spent they money that went to Cousins on building the O-line. Maybe get some defensive ends and a great QB but hey, what’s done is done.

  31. shawn simmons on March 1, 2020 at 10:14 pm

    They have a basic white non athletic weak arm QB they need a real QB

  32. Sebastiancanes on March 1, 2020 at 10:17 pm

    Classic Vikings fans mentality. Satisfied with contender, but not championship caliber teams. GM Spielman has already had his chance to bring a championship and he can’t. He can’t get the QB position correct. He has struggled building a competent O-line. Fire Spielman and let the new GM decide if Zimmer is the guy that is capable to provide MN a team better than a contender.

  33. 2Evil2Hope on March 1, 2020 at 10:17 pm

    No effing way the Vikings should pay cousins. Zimmer has barely proven he should continue being a head coach.

  34. Ryan eM on March 1, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    Cousins is a solid mid tier QB who lacks the intangibles that make the greats great. But if had a cerebral coach like Shanahan or Belichick, I think he could perform better against tougher teams than he does now

  35. nick Krystosek on March 1, 2020 at 10:20 pm

    the gm needs to go 14 years and what has he done that i know of nothing to very little

  36. Paolo7219 on March 1, 2020 at 10:20 pm

    The Vikings are still paying for neglecting the OL positions. For too many years in a row, the Vikings ignored the OL positions. They wanted DBs like Mike Hughes. They drafted Laquon Treadwell, WR. It’s almost as if the Vikings just hated to draft Offensive players, especially Offensive lineman. A top notch OL means you HAVE to draft OL in the first 2 Rounds. Zimmer is a good Coach, but he has limitations just like one of the commenters in this video said. And with stefanski gone and DC George Edwards gone, you can’t help but think there is some friction there between Zimmer and his Coaches.

  37. john hickman on March 1, 2020 at 10:26 pm

    Cousins just needs a couple vets to shore up the line. There are quite a few in FA this year.
    Resign the CBs except Rhodes, an Harris, an draft another with first pick in draft. Wlll either Thomas or Diggs.
    Get an OC capable of throwing down field on 1st down. The PA game can be effective without establishing the run 1st. Many teams are stacking the box, giving 1 on 1 coverage. The keeps the D honest. Cousins is one of the best deep ball throwing QBs, ise this early an often, then establish the run while the D is on their heels.

  38. Raymond Hoagland on March 1, 2020 at 10:29 pm

    They should have never signed Cousins to that big contract when they have so many holes to fill on offense and defense. They always think they are one player away to get over the top to get to the big game just as when they thought Hershall Walker was the guy to get them there. The defense keeps them in the game but the offense can’t stay on the field long enough to give them a rest. The Vikings and Cousins needs to restructure his contract so they can get the players that they need !!

  39. Jay Duke on March 1, 2020 at 10:29 pm

    Rick Spellman needs to go clear and simple. Having said that, the Vikings need an owner who is committed to winning. If he wants a Super "Bore" trophy, he better get into the free agency pool and get some quality linemen. But that’s not all, the Vikings need a defensive secondary overhaul. Let’s face it they are terrible in coverage and need shut down corners. I’ve been a fan since 1967, and right now with the current situation, there will be no trophy in the near future.

  40. Mitig Inini on March 1, 2020 at 10:32 pm

    Even though the Vikings had a mobile QB they still got beat in the NFC Championship. They were beaten badly LMAO. Fran was a mobile QB and he even lost in the Super Bowl. So what u talking about Willis ??

  41. Dan Browning on March 1, 2020 at 10:34 pm

    Cousins a major bust

  42. Hecticlife Life on March 1, 2020 at 10:35 pm

    Tired of mike Zimmerman smh we need a young offense mind

  43. John Spry on March 1, 2020 at 10:36 pm

    Let Zimmer go now this guy is to old school for today’s NFL

  44. Semba 99 on March 1, 2020 at 10:37 pm

    Keep Zimmer, let Cousins go. Pay the defense and keep them together, Fix the Oline and Draft a QB.

  45. lawrence shadow on March 1, 2020 at 10:37 pm

    10 years since the Vikings put a half way ok pass protecting line on the field… I’m not holding my breath for them to figure this out.

  46. Derrick Martin on March 1, 2020 at 10:38 pm

    It’s all over this comment section…offensive line. It’s not built for a SB and gets exposed easily.

  47. Vicente Aguilera on March 1, 2020 at 10:40 pm

    Zimmer sucks as a coach . as a fan of the vikings his team’s choke in big games .

  48. Keej Vaj on March 1, 2020 at 10:42 pm

    No, please don’t sign Cousins, he isn’t the answer.

  49. Stephens Dygert on March 1, 2020 at 10:42 pm

    Cousins is a back-up. Always has been, Always will be. Cousins is a good manger of the game, as long as Cook is rushing for over a 100yards a game. Cousins will never be a Matt Stafford who wins games with no running game to speak of. Stafford singled handly can put the lions on his shoulders and be a "one man wrecking crew" with no running game. Cousins has proven at Washington and Minnesota he can’t put a team on his shoulders and win. When he’s been forced to do that in certain situations, he’s a obitual fumbler and pick machine. Cousins is the reason Minnesota can’t take the next step.

  50. Jason Steele on March 1, 2020 at 10:44 pm

    Minnesota needs to trade Harrison Smith, Griffen, Joseph, and cut Rhodes. Defense has been fielded multiple times in the playoffs and have been bailed out by luck of the bounce against the Saints. Recoup some assets and get some turnover.

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