The JIMBOB Show: Chuck Foreman wants an experienced head coach — like Pederson
Vikings legend Chuck Foreman is adamant about this: He wants the Vikings’ next head coach to have been a head coach.
Chuck, who played his entire Vikings career under Hall of Fame coach Bud Grant, has no interest in seeing the Vikings hiring an offensive or defensive coordinator from some other team. Unless he has head coaching experience.
That means he would be OK with the likes of former Eagles head coach Doug Pederson, former Falcons head coach Dan Quinn, former Jets head coach Todd Bowles, and former Colts and Lions head coach Jim Caldwell.
Quinn (Cowboys) and Bowles (Buccaneers) are defensive coordinators while Pederson and Caldwell aren’t coaching in the league at the moment.
Chuck seems particularly intrigued with Pederson, whose Eagles beat the Vikings in the NFC Championship Game after the 2017 regular season and then beat the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl played at US Bank Stadium.
Chuck also was adamant about this: He doesn’t want the new head coach to have any ties to Minnesota, which would exclude Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, who once was an assistant with the Vikings, and Titans offensive coordinator Todd Downing, who grew up in Eden Prairie and had two stints as an assistant with the Vikings.
Chuck said he wants someone from the outside to run the team, and said plenty more in the latest episode of The JimBob Sports Jam, which can be heard here and on radio stations across the state.
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