Vikings have yet to talk to Leslie Frazier about head job
If you thought the fine performance by the Minnesota Vikings on Tuesday night at the end of an extended weekend stay in Philadelphia would be the final push interim coach Leslie Frazier needed to become the head coach, well, that isn’t happening. Not this week, anyway.
The Vikings, a two-touchdown underdog, stunned the Eagles 24-14 and they did so without team owner Zygi Wilf in attendance. Wilf called Frazier to congratulate him, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Granted, it’s been a wild season for the Vikings and an even more bizarre final month of the season with the roof of the Metrodome collapsed. There’s a lot going on. Maybe the owner wants to wait until all is settled to begin moving forward.
The Vikings are now 3-2 with Frazier at the helm and they close out the season Sunday at Ford Field in Detroit. It’s hard to imagine Wilf’s decision on Frazier will hinge on 4-2 or 3-3 as his record in place of Brad Childress. Maybe Wilf wants to see more. Maybe he wants to wait until the season has ended to talk at length with Frazier about the situation. Maybe he has other candidates in mind.
"I'm sure we'll talk here pretty soon," Frazier said. "We're wrapping the season up now. Hopefully real soon."
This much is certain: If Frazier isn’t in the plans for Wilf, and there’s no indication that is the case, he’s certainly raised his stock and would likely draw attention from elsewhere. Frazier is in a good position heading toward the final game of the season. Now, it’s a waiting game.
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