Vikings and Bears fire head coaches, GMs

Vikings head coach, Mike Zimmer, addresses the media at Vikings Training Camp.
Vikings head coach, Mike Zimmer, addresses the media at Vikings Training Camp.(KEYC)
Published: Jan. 10, 2022 at 8:32 AM CST
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(WBAY) - Two NFC North head coaches and general managers have been fired.

The Minnesota Vikings parted ways with coach Mike Zimmer Monday and the Chicago Bears fired coach Matt Nagy.

The Vikings fired general manager Rick Spielman and the Bears fired general manager Ryan Pace.

“We appreciate Rick and Mike’s commitment to the team’s on-field success, their passion for making a positive impact in our community and their dedication to players, coaches and staff. While these decisions are not easy, we believe it is time for new leadership to elevate our team so we can consistently contend for championships,” reads a statement from the Vikings.

Both teams finished the season with a losing record. The Vikings defeated the Bears on Sunday 31-17.

The Bears finished the season 6-11 and the Vikings finished 8-9.

Zimmer coached the Vikings for eight seasons and held a record of 74-59-1.

Nagy coached the Bears for four seasons and leaves with a 34-31 record. He finished with a 1-7 record against the division champion Green Bay Packers.

Packers coach Matt LaFleur is now the senior coach in the NFC North after three seasons. He holds a 39-10 record.

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