EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - The Minnesota Vikings have fired coach Leslie Frazier a day after they wrapped up a 5-10-1 season.
The Vikings made the playoffs last year but struggled in 2013, unable to find stability at quarterback.
The team made the announcement first on Twitter and then released a statement from owner Zygi Wilf and GM Rick Spielman:
"We have tremendous respect and appreciation for Leslie and what he has done for the Minnesota Vikings. 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 in a news release. "We believe a coaching change is needed to help build a successful team moving forward."
Frazier went 21-33-1 in three-plus seasons.
The firing was announced Monday morning.
Two other NFL coaches were fired Monday. Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz and Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan were fired after finishing 7-9 and 3-13 respectively. Gary Kubiak was fired earlier this month by the Houston Texans.