The Minnesota Vikings have fired Leslie Frazier as head coach after a 5-10-1 season.

Frazier led the Vikings to a 10-6 record and a surprising berth in the playoffs in 2012.

The Vikings struggled this season with a poor defense and poor play at quarterback.

"We have tremendous respect and appreciation for Leslie and what he has done for the Minnesota Vikings," owner Zygi Wilf said in a statement distributed by the team. "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."

Jack Del Rio and Adam Gase, coordinators for the Denver Broncos, are on the Vikings' wish list.