It's been to the good fortune of the Minnesota Vikings that there hasn't been a ton of high level turnaround within the organization in recent years. That's a testament to on and off field success and a good work environment.
But the contracts that we knew of were running out. Both head coach Mike Zimmer and general manager Rick Spielman were entering into the final year of their contracts in 2019 and that doesn't put anybody at ease as they look to make long-term decisions that will have an impact on the team's future.
One of those situations changed this morning.
Meeting the media for his annual press conference from the NFL Scouting Combine, general manager Rick Spielman noted that the team had take their 2020 season option on the contract of head coach Mike Zimmer. The team later confirmed this on social media.
Zimmer, 62 years old, has led the Vikings to an overall record of 47-32-1 (.594) with one deep run to the NFC Championship game back in 2017. His contract length will now mirror that of starting quarterback Kirk Cousins as much of their fates will likely be tied to each other as well.