File this under super obvious but potentially really exciting news… the end seems to be near for Coach Leslie Frazier and the Minnesota Vikings.
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday on NFL Network’s “NFL GameDay Morning” and on twitter, “As for #Vikings coach Leslie Frazier… we’re told his prospects for returning for 2014 are grim. His seat in white hot.”
The problem is that Frazier is well-liked by the Wilf’s, but that’s unlikely to be enough to dissuade them from looking at other Coaches next season. The Vikings are 3-9-1 this season.
Former Chicago Bears Coach Lovie Smith should get the call, according to Rapoport, but the team is less likely to target a current NFL head coach or college coach, someone that is young and has “star power.”
Rapoport reports Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman will be back next year, according to sources familiar with the thinking of the team’s brass.
And as far as Minnesota’s never ending quarterback drama goes, there might be some end in sight. Christian Ponder and Josh Freeman might not be back according to Rapoport. If a new Coach is brought in, they could keep Ponder or shop him around for a late round pick at a later date.