Why the Vikings made the right call to extend Mike Zimmer

(Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) Mike Zimmer
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Mike Zimmer will be coaching the Minnesota Vikings a little longer now.

Everyone had been wondering if it was ever going to happen and then on Wednesday, the Minnesota Vikings and head coach Mike Zimmer reportedly agreed to a new multi-year contract extension.

Zimmer is currently preparing for his seventh season with the Vikings and the franchise has experienced more success under his leadership than any of the previous three head coaches who came before him.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on just about everything in the world, so it wouldn’t be a surprise if it also had something to do with Minnesota not giving Zimmer his extension a few months ago. Honestly, the Vikings had every right to question if there would even be a season this year as recent as a week ago.

But now that Zimmer has been extended (rumored length is three years), he can get back to preparing for what will likely be his strangest season of coaching ever. Although, this year might be easy for him compared to some of the things he’s already experienced during his coaching tenure with Minnesota.

News of Zimmer’s extension finally broke on Wednesday and there are plenty of reasons to help explain why this was the correct decision for the Vikings to make.