Eden Prairie, MN (Sports Network) - After orchestrating one of the largest
turnarounds of this past season, Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier
had his contract option for the 2014 campaign exercised by the organization on
After going just 3-13 in his first full year at the helm, Frazier -- with help
from a near-historic performance from eventual league MVP Adrian Peterson --
guided the Vikings to a 10-6 record and a surprise berth in the NFC Playoffs
in 2012. The seven-win improvement was the largest over a one-year span in
For those efforts, Frazier tied for third in balloting for the NFL Coach of
the Year Award.
"Coach Frazier has done a remarkable job in building a strong foundation for
the Minnesota Vikings and creating a very positive future," said Vikings
Owner/President Mark Wilf. "We value his leadership and look forward to
working with him for many years to come."
Frazier has been with the Vikings since 2007 and took over as interim head
coach after the team fired Brad Childress with six games remaining in the 2010
season. He was named Minnesota's permanent head coach after producing a 3-3
record that year.
The 53-year-old has compiled a 16-22 overall mark during his tenure as the
Vikings' sideline boss.
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