The Minnesota Vikings have fired head coach Leslie Frazier, the team announced Monday.
“We have tremendous respect and appreciation for Leslie and what he has done for the Minnesota Vikings,” said Vikings owner Zygi Wilf. “He stepped in and established a strong positive culture here and he has been the consummate professional as our head coach and in this community. Making this change is difficult, but what we determined is best for the organization.”
“Unfortunately, we did not achieve consistent success and did not achieve the progress we expected,” said Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman. “We believe a coaching change is needed to help build a successful team moving forward.”
After reaching the playoffs in 2012, the Vikings lost seven of their first eight games this season en route to a 5-10-1 finish, and finished last in the NFC North.
Frazier, 54, posted a 21-32-1 record in his three-plus seasons with Minnesota.