It took Mike Zimmer significantly longer than it should have to get a job as a head coach in the National Football League. It took him significantly less time to make a first impression on Rick Spielman.
With Vikings’ players reporting to camp in Mankato today, Spielman has announced that Zimmer has signed a contract extension with the team. The terms of the contract extension have not been disclosed.
Zimmer was hired by the Vikings in January of 2014 after the team fired Leslie Frazier. He led the team to a 7-9 record in his first season, a season that was overshadowed by the Adrian Peterson child injury controversy. In 2015, he led the Vikings to their first NFC North division championship since 2009 as the Vikings became the first team to make the NFL’s post-season while playing in a "temporary" home.
Once we have more specifics on the new contract for Zimmer, we will have them here for you. Sufficient to say, however, this is something that fans of the Minnesota Vikings should be incredibly excited about as we get ready to start the third Training Camp of the Mike Zimmer era.