Zimmer, who was hired in 2014, had a regular-season record of 72-56-1 in eight seasons in charge of the Vikings. He won a pair of NFC North titles and made three total playoff appearances, compiling a 2-3 postseason record.
The Vikings had found success in odd-numbered years under Zimmer, winning the division in 2015 and 2017, along with a playoff berth in 2019.
But Minnesota missed the playoffs in back-to-back seasons in 2020 and 2021, the first time that happened under Zimmer. The Vikings were unable to qualify for the postseason in three of the past four years.