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Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer signs contract extension

Mike Zimmer has signed a contract extension after his first two seasons with the Vikings.
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The Minnesota Vikings have signed head coach Mike Zimmer to an extension, the team announced.

“Mike has instilled a very positive atmosphere over the past three years and our players have thrived under his tutelage and leadership,” team owner Zygi Wilf said in a statement. “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 is a very positive step for our organization.”

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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The Vikings are coming off an 11–5 season, as the team captured the NFC North title before losing to the Seattle Seahawks in the Wild Card Game in the playoffs.

In his two seasons at the helm, Zimmer has compiled an 18–14 record. He previously served as a defensive coordinator for the Cincinnati Bengals, Atlanta Falcons and Dallas Cowboys from 1994 to 2013.