MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman has agreed to a multi-year contract extension with the team.
On Monday, the team announced the contract extension, a move the team says provides continuity after the recent contract extension of head coach Mike Zimmer.READ MORE: Minnesota Ranks Among Top 10 Most Active States, But It's Not All Good News
“Rick has been outstanding in his role as Vikings general manager. 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,” Vikings Owner/President Mark Wilf said.READ MORE: Driver Shot While On I-394 In St. Louis Park, Investigation Underway
The team says throughout his time with the team, Spielman has drafted impact players, made key trades and free agency acquisitions. Sixteen of those players have earned 29 Pro Bowl recognitions.MORE NEWS: Recipe: Thai Bowls From The Classic Grill At Madden’s On Gull Lake
Spielman joined the team in 2006 as vice president of player personnel.