“Our ownership deserves a championship, our fans deserve a championship, and there’s no doubt in our organization’s mind that Coach Zimmer is the right leader for this football team into the future,” Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said

“I feel very, very fortunate to be the coach of the Vikings,” Zimmer said, adding, “It’s good to get it done now and get a chance to move forward.”

Zimmer has gone 18-15 in two seasons.