Vikings Sign GM Rick Spielman To Multi-Year Extension



The Minnesota Vikings announced that they’ve signed general manager Rick Spielman to a multi-year extension on Monday.

“Rick has been outstanding in his role as Vikings general manager,” Vikings Owner/President Mark Wilf said. “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.”

Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that the Vikings are finalizing a multi-year contract extension with general manager Rick Spielman.

Rick Spielman

This comes just a few weeks after the Vikings signed HC Mike Zimmer to an extension, so it appears as though they will be tied to one another for the coming years. 

Spielman, 57, played two seasons for the Chargers and Lions before eventually taking a scouting job with the Lions in 1990. From there, Spielman worked for the Bears and Dolphins and eventually worked his way up to general manager in 2004.

The Vikings eventually hired Spielman as their VP of player personnel in 2006. After six years in the position, Spielman was elevated to general manager in 2012.

Spielman has led the Vikings to a record of 117-105-2 dating back to 2006, which includes six playoff appearances.

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