Vikings, GM Spielman finalize multi-year contract extension

After taking care of head coach Mike Zimmer, the Minnesota Vikings have rewarded their general manager.

Sources told NFL Network's Tom Pelissero on Sunday that the Vikings and GM Rick Spielman are finalizing a multi-year contract extension. The team announced the deal on Monday.

"Rick has been outstanding in his role as Vikings general manager," Vikings owner Mark Wilf said in a statement. "We are excited and honored to have him continue to lead our efforts to build a championship roster and first-class organization. With Rick's and Coach Zimmer's leadership in place, we are in a great position to continue to compete for a Super Bowl."

Spielman has been the Vikings GM since 2012 after being promoted from the Vice President of Player Personnel role he held since 2006.

The Vikings signed Zimmer to a three-year contract extension a little more than a week ago, and this impending news only confirms the franchise is more than happy with the key figures manning their ship.

In Zimmer's six years as head coach, the Vikings have gone 57-38-1 and have reached the playoffs three times with total record of 2-3.

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