Vikings finalizing contract extension with Rick Spielman

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The Vikings are nearing completion on a multiyear deal for General Manager Rick Spielman, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports Sunday night.

The move was expected after coach Mike Zimmer recently signed a three-year extension that runs through 2023. Spielman, like Zimmer before his new deal, had one year remaining on his current deal.

It is expected that their contracts will line up yet again.

Spielman became the Vikings’ General Manager in 2012, six years after arriving in Minnesota as vice president of player personnel. The team has made the postseason four of his eight seasons as G.M. and reached the NFC Championship Game in the 2017 season.

The Vikings got younger in the offseason, releasing Xavier Rhodes and Linval Joseph and not re-signing Everson Griffen. They drafted 15 players in April, the most selections a team has made since the NFL went to a seven-round draft in 1994.

27 responses to “Vikings finalizing contract extension with Rick Spielman

  1. YES! Great news, the final piece of the puzzle is in…..for continuing mediocrity.

  2. The Wilf’s have finally confirmed what I have suspected for the past several years…,.they TRULY only want a profitable investment, a Super Bowl championship is waaaay down on their list of priorities.

    Schpielman came to the Vikings in 2006. He was VP of Player Personnel and in charge of ALL scouting in both the collegiate level AND professional level.

    His teams during his reign have the same exact number of playoff wins as the number of HOME STADIUMS in which his teams have played : 3.

    That’s TOTAL playoff wins….. in other words,1 playoff victory every FIVE YEARS!!!!

    If that ain’t mediocrity, I don’t know what is.

    PATHETIC. No wonder Vikings fans are mocked. They REALLY think this LOSER is great! LMAO!!!

  3. Not surprising. Vikings ownership signaled they would extend Spielman when they extended Zim.

  4. He and his merry band of incompetent fools just got swept by the Bears and Packers, so why not reward this dope with an extension.

  5. SKOL! 10-6 seasons aren’t Super Bowl winners but they’re playoff contenders that make each season interesting. What else can 1 out of 32 teams ask for.

  6. Rick has earned the extension with the Vikings he had another outstanding draft this year.
    He has put together a strong roster a couple of times with the Vikings since being GM.

  7. So 8-8 appears to be the long term plan for the Vikings.
    I hate this mentality.

  8. Feels like Marvin Lewis with the Bengals… how long are we going to be okay with mediocrity and a thousand draft picks before they decide to go in a different direction. Spielman and Zimmer are good but good doesn’t win Superbowls. Clearly.

  9. Sure, aside from QB and some odd moves, he’s done a pretty good job assembling talent.

  10. Rick is a subpar GM, but he is a decent dude (anyone who adopts 6 kids has a good heart).

    But, again, very mediocre GM with a horrendously disastrous draft record on two of the biggest positions required for consistency and championship: QB and OL.

  11. He drafted Christian Ponder at 12, But otherwise he’s done a pretty good job. We can move past that right?

  12. And every NFL GM wrings his hands with glee. when is the next Sam Bradford fleecing going to occur?

  13. He rarely picks the right player, and every impact player he drafts turns out to be a headcase.

  14. The guy just can’t draft QBs or O-linemen, but has consistently drafted well otherwise — PFF has ranked his draft classes the last 8 years in the top 10. People always think the grass is greener and the new young guns are the way to go. Look out east, their “young gun” GM continues the theme of wasting the career of a HOF QB by spending a first rounder on his replacement with his coach saying a couple days ago that Rodgers will be with the Pack for a long time. Makes complete sense.

  15. mn23 says:
    August 3, 2020 at 10:08 am

    He drafted Christian Ponder at 12/////

    He wasn’t in charge for this draft pick, the Ponder draft pick was made by committee then not solely on Speilman.

  16. screamingyellowzonkers says:
    August 3, 2020 at 5:40 am

    So 8-8 appears to be the long term plan for the Vikings.////

    Zimmer is 20 games over .500 as the HC of the Vikings, so how are they a 8-8 team? Oh yeah they are not.

  17. Christopher Donald says:
    August 3, 2020 at 10:41 am

    And every NFL GM wrings his hands with glee. when is the next Sam Bradford fleecing going to occur?////

    Follow the NFL game more closely.Teddy Bridgewater shredded his knee 8 days before the start of the season. Speilman was in no place to get a decent deal. This has been covered here as well this is very common knowledge.

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