Clark Judge of cbssports.com reported earlier today that the Vikings and Bob LaMonte, Brad Childress’ representative, have been discussing a contract extension for the Vikings head coach. But Childress on Wednesday said a contract extension was not his focus at this time.
“I haven’t spoken to anybody about that,” Childress said when asked about Judge’s report. “I’m focused on beating the Pittsburgh Steelers; that’s the biggest thing right now.”
Asked a follow up question about the issue, Childress further indicated that he’s more worried about his team than the status of a potential contract extension.
“I prefer to deal with the 53 guys on this team,” the head coach said. “That’s what we’re doing here; so I don’t even give the other thing any thought.”
In his report, Judge cites one source as saying an agreement is so close that an announcement could be made by early next month, but he also cites a source as saying nothing is imminent.
Talk of a contract extension comes as no surprise because Childress is in the 4th year of a 5-year agreement with the franchise and he’s improved the Vikings in every year of his tenure, going 6-10 in 2006, 8-8 in 2007 and then 10-6 with a division title last season. Now, of course, Childress has the Vikings off to a 6-0 start, the franchise’s best start since they began 6-0 in 2003.
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