Vikings finalizing multiyear extension with Mike Zimmer

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The Vikings are finalizing a multiyear contract extension with head coach Mike Zimmer, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports.

Zimmer, 64, was entering the final year of his contract, so the extension ends speculation about his future in Minnesota.

He already is the third-winningest coach in team history, with a 57-38-1 record and three postseason appearances in six years. The Vikings have gone 2-3 in the playoffs under Zimmer, getting as far as the NFC Championship Game.

Zimmer entered the NFL with the Cowboys as an assistant coach in 1994, and his name was connected to the Cowboys’ job opening this offseason until they hired Mike McCarthy.

Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf issued a statement before the playoffs expressing their support for Zimmer and General Manager Rick Spielman. So it seems a reasonable expectation that the team soon will extend Spielman’s deal, too, tying the coach and G.M. together in Minnesota for a few more years.

23 responses to “Vikings finalizing multiyear extension with Mike Zimmer

  1. Good for Zimmer. I always found him to be a respectable, honest guy and a heck of a DC whne he was with the Bengals. Now, how Spielman keeps his job is somewhat questionable IMO.

  2. Good Move, keep the stability.

    My #2 Team of all time behind my Broncos, and the team that signed my dad until he unfortunately ripped out his knee – pre orthoscopic surgery days. Would love for this team to win a super bowl !! GO VIKES !!

  3. I’m happy they are extending Zimmer but I really hope they don’t extend Rick Spielman. The Kirk Cousins contract is the worst in the NFL and he still hasn’t fixed the offensive line in 10+ years on the job. He drafts certain things well like defensive line but the Vikings will never win a Super Bowl if he keeps missing on QB and OL.

  4. Love the extension as a Vikings fan. He keeps us competitive every year and is an easy guy to root for.

  5. I love the guy, hopefully he’s our head coach for as long as he wants to coach. Skol.

  6. Well deserved.

    Zimmer’s record would be much better except he had terrible luck at the QB position and the AP suspension. He’s a solid coach.

  7. And the viking faithful said that GB held onto McCarthy too long and went stale. Zimmer hit his peak 3 years ago. He cant get them to the promise land

  8. I want to make fun of this but Zimmer is a fantastic coach. IDK if he can go all the way, but he’s so solid he’ll always give you a chance.

  9. This is the best news I’ve heard all year. Which isn’t really saying much in 2020.

  10. If it wasn’t for Walsh, he would have at least one more playoff win and who knows? a super bowl win?

  11. thetooloftools says:
    July 22, 2020 at 5:12 pm

    One thing I know for sure is the players will never quit on this man.

    Maybe, maybe not, but we do know that an entire position group will completely disregard his game plans until Jordy Nelson makes them all look stupid.

  12. I’m very interested in how Zimmers kid might innovate the defense and also happy Andre Patterson (who I consider as one of the best defensive linemen in football on and off the field)getting a bump up as he is nothing but value to any team in the NFL. Players love that guy.

  13. Looking forward to many more years of going 0-4 against the Bears and Packers.

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