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Source: Frazier gets multi-year contract extension

Posted by: Mark Craig under Vikings, NFC, Vikings coaches, Brad Childress, Leslie Frazier, Brad Childress, Leslie Frazier Updated: February 13, 2013 - 3:53 PM

What was a foregone conclusion following a surprising playoff season has come to pass. The Vikings and head coach Leslie Frazier have agreed on a multi-year contract extension, a team source has confirmed.

The agreement, which was first reported by the Associated Press, comes as Frazier was heading into the last year of his contract. He is 16-23, including 0-1 in the playoffs, since replacing the fired Brad Childress with six games left in the 2010 season.

Frazier's 3-3 record as an interim coach during that disastrous 2010 season earned him the full-time post heading into the 2011 NFL lockout. After finishing 3-13 in his first full season, Frazier led the Vikings to a 10-6 record that virtually no one saw coming for a rebuilding NFC North team that had an unproven quarterback.

    

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