Mike Zimmer, Vikings Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

July 28, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Minnesota Vikings rewarded head coach Mike Zimmer with a new contract Thursday, after he led the franchise to its first NFC North title since 2009 last season. 
Per an official release from the Vikings, Zimmer signed an extension, but terms were not disclosed. 
Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Vikings general manager Rick Spielman noted extension talks with Zimmer started after the postseason ended, adding "there is no doubt Zimmer is going to be our coach for a long time."
Vikings principal owner Zygi Wilf issued a statement included in the release announcing Zimmer's extension:
Mike has instilled a very positive atmosphere over the past three years, and our players have thrived under his tutelage and leadership. His focus on helping our players develop and maximize potential, individually and collectively, is critical for our current and future success.  We believe the continuity established with Mike leading our football team...

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