The Minnesota Vikings seem to be back on the rise in the NFL and it has a lot to do with head coach Mike Zimmer. He helped them to a turnaround last year going from 7-9 to 11-5 with an NFC North Division title and now it looks like the coach will be around just a little bit longer.
The team announced on Thursday that Zimmer had signed an extension for which the terms were not yet disclosed. However, the team seems very excited about having the coach with them for a few more years.
“Mike has instilled a very positive atmosphere over the past three years and our players have thrived under his tutelage and leadership. 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,” owner Zygi Wilf said.
In two seasons, Mike Zimmer is 18-14, which is the second-most wins for a coach in his first two seasons. The late Dennis Green is ahead of Zimmer with 20 wins.
I would certainly expect the Vikings to continue what they started in 2015 going into the 2016 season. They open the year on Sept. 11 when they play on the road against the Tennessee Titans.