The Minnesota Vikings head coach still only has one year left on his contract.
No Minnesota Vikings head coach has led the team to more success during the 21st century than Mike Zimmer. That’s just a fact.
Zimmer has led the Vikings to more regular-season wins, more playoff wins, and more playoff appearances than any of the other four people to have the title as Minnesota’s head coach since 2000. Heading into the 2020 season, he has the Vikings set up to be successful once again.
Despite Minnesota’s achievements under Zimmer, he still only has one year left on his current contract with the team. His deal will expire at the end of the 2020 season and then he’ll be free to sign on with any team in the NFL if he chooses to continue along with his coaching career.
Zimmer is happy with his current role as the Vikings head coach, but he reportedly has not been too thrilled with the contract negotiation process this year. It’s something he probably figured would be completed by now.
So why hasn’t Zimmer received an extension from Minnesota yet? Well, there are a few reasons that might help explain why the Vikings haven’t been able to complete a new deal with their head coach this offseason.