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Vikings pick up coach Mike Zimmer's option for 2020 season


February 28, 2019

Brian Peterson •

Mike Zimmer at his postseason news conference on Jan. 3.

INDIANAPOLIS – The Vikings have exercised an option in Mike Zimmer's deal that keeps the coach under contract through the 2020 season, General Manager Rick Spielman said at the NFL combine on Wednesday morning.

Zimmer's contract had been set to expire after the 2019 season. Asked in January if he would be comfortable coaching into the final year of his deal, The 62-year-old coach said, "Sure, I got no problem with that. Free agent after that, right?"


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