Mike Zimmer has done a very good job as the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings, and now the team is rewarding him with an extension. Zimmer was entering the final season on his contract, so with the team deciding to extend his contract, Zimmer, the locker room and the front office won’t have to deal with any speculation this season.
The extension was first reported by Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, and has since been announced by the team.
Mike Zimmer Gets an Extension From Minnesota
This is the right move to make. Yes, the Vikings have had some ugly losses in the playoffs. Getting blown out by the Eagles in the NFC title game in the 2017 season and getting blown out by the 49ers in the divisional round this past offseason really come to mind.
However, he has won two of his five playoff games in Minnesota. Overall he has coached 96 games over six seasons. During that time he has compiled a record of 57-38-1. That win total puts him at third in franchise-history, trailing just Bud Grant and Dennis Green.
Zimmer also specializes on the defensive side of the ball, and with Minnesota hiring him, it has clearly paid off on that side of the ball.
The lowest they have finished in points allowed is 11th, which was his first season with the team. That has enabled them to win games and be in position to make the playoffs each season, even with with subpar quarterback play until Teddy Bridgewater developed and then the team signed Kirk Cousins.
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