This season was Paton's eighth with the Vikings. Earlier in 2014, he turned down the opportunity to interview with the St. Louis Rams regarding their GM job.
Paton has been a hot commodity and is getting hotter. Played a big role in restocking Vikings roster, is well respected in league circles.— Dan Pompei (@danpompei) December 31, 2014
The Jets fired GM John Idzik on Monday, while the Bears fired GM Phil Emery the same day.
- Molly Geary