A year ago, there were reasonable doubts about Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier’s future.
But after he piloted the Vikings to a 10-6 record and the playoffs, he earned the right to stay.
According to Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press, Frazier has agreed to a multi-year contract extension with the team.
The Vikings held off on talking about an extension (Frazier had one year left) until the end of the season, at which point they seemed eager to talk.
Frazier’s calm approach was appropriate for a team with a young quarterback, which exceeded every fair expectation last year, and today he was rewarded for it.
UPDATE 6:55 p.m. ET: The Associated Press report was incorrect. The Vikings merely picked up a one-year option on Frazier’s existing deal, putting him under contract through 2014.