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Mike Zimmer, Vikings finalize three-year extension

Mike Zimmer won't enter a lame-duck season in Minnesota.

The Vikings announced Friday that both sides agreed to a three-year contract that will keep Zimmer in Minny through the 2023 season. He was entering the final year of his contract.

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Wednesday that the team was working towards finalizing a multi-year extension with the 64-year-old coach, per sources informed of the situation.

With a 59-41 record, including playoffs, Zimmer is the third-winningest coach in Vikings history behind Dennis Green (101-70) and legendary Bud Grant (161-99). The Vikings defense has been among the best units in the NFL since Zimmer took over in 2014, never ranking lower than 11th in points per game allowed and inside the top 10 each of the past five years.

In his six seasons as coach of the Vikes, Zimmer's squads have made the playoffs three times, including winning two NFC North Division crowns.

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