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The Minnesota Vikings have come to terms with head coach Mike Zimmer on a three-year contract extension, keeping him in Minnesota through 2023.  Zimmer was in the last year of his previous deal making approximately $7 million a year.


He is 64 years old and has been the head coach in Minnesota since 2014. 


Zimmer says he is blessed to work for the Vikings…





Since taking over in 2014, the Vikings under coach Zimmer have gone 57-38-1 including two NFC north championships and three playoff appearances.  In the playoffs he currently has a 2-3 record. 

Zimmer’s tenure hasn’t been without problems, especially on the offensive side of the ball.  Under his leadership, the Vikings are on their fifth offensive coordinator in Gary Kubiak.  Two of those three offensive coordinators left mid season either by quitting or getting fired.  Zimmer says that’s not always a bad thing…





Getting this deal done took longer than expected and led to some speculation about Zimmer’s future with the team.  According to Zimmer however, it took longer because of the length of the deal which he said was very important to him…




The pre-season has been canceled this year due to COVID-19 so the Vikings will kick off week one Sunday September 13th vs. the Green Back Packers at noon at home.