Mike Zimmer led the Vikings to a NFC North title last season and now he has been rewarded with a contract extension.

Zimmer, 60, was hired as the 9th head coach of the Vikings prior to the 2014 season. His teams have combined to go 18-14 over his first two years.

The terms of the deal have not been disclosed. General Manager Rick Spielman announced the new contract at Thursday's press conference.

In an official release from the Vikings, owners Zygi and Mark Wilf are very excited and happy with the direction that Zimmer has taken the team.

"Mike has instilled a very positive atmosphere over the past three years and our players have thrived under his tutelage and leadership. His focus on helping our players develop and maximize potential, individually and collectively, is critical for our current and future success.  We believe the continuity established with Mike leading our football team is a very positive step for our organization." – Zygi Wilf, Owner/Chairman


"We are very excited about the direction of our football team with Mike Zimmer as our head coach. His leadership and the strong partnership he has with Rick Spielman has helped transform the culture of our football team. They have established a positive identity for this team with tough minded, disciplined, and smart football players and we believe Mike's continued leadership bodes very well for our future." – Mark Wilf, Owner/President

Zimmer will look to improve his team from an 11-5 record and playoff birth in 2015.