Vikings exercise option to extend Frazier’s stay for another year.
The Minnesota Vikings have exercised the fourth-year contract option on coach Leslie Frazier, as confirmed by their official website.
Frazier was set to enter the final year of his deal, and talk of a new contract had begun after their turnaround at the end of last season as they went 10-6, including a four-game winning streak to push into the NFL play-offs.
Prior to that, Frazier had taken over with six games to go in the 2010 season after Brad Childress was fired. Minnesota finished with a 3-3 record that year, and then went 3-13 in his first full year in 2011.
However, it appears the work done at the end of last season has been enough to convince the Vikings of where Frazier can take the team, and they will now hope their faith is rewarded.
Frazier will owe a debt of gratitude to Adrian Peterson, after the running back helped the Vikings without injured receiver Percy Harvin through that late run, while the team’s defense also significantly improved.
Having won the Super Bowl with the Chicago Bears back in 1985, Frazier has now shown he has the coaching ability to continue to build on the Vikings’ growing success. Another promising season next year, and Frazier may warrant a long-term deal.