Childress Signs Contract Extension

Posted by Mike Wobschall on November 19, 2009 – 6:19 pm

Following a 10-6 record and division title in 2008, Brad Childress has the Vikings off to an 8-1 start this season. He also has a 13-9 record against the NFC North as head coach of the Vikings and he’s led the franchise to 17 wins in the last 21 games.

And now he has a contract extension.

The Vikings announced Thursday evening that they have extended the contract of their head coach. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“My family and I are very fortunate to be a part of the Minnesota Vikings organization,” Childress said. “I value the opportunity to continue to lead this team over the next several years as we work toward our ultimate goal of winning a Super Bowl for our passionate fans everywhere.”

The Vikings have improved steadily during the 4 seasons Childress has led the team, going from 6-10 in 2006 to 8-8 in 2007 and then 10-6 with a Division title and home playoff game in 2008.  The Division title in 2008 was the 1st for the Vikings since 2000.

During Childress’ tenure, the team has been successful on and off the field, raising the level of community involvement to include every player on the roster in 2008, sending 9 different players to the Pro Bowl and having 12 different players earn NFC Player of the Week awards.

Childress is in his 32nd season of coaching overall and 12th season in the NFL.

“Brad has done a tremendous job leading this football team and we value the positive environment he has created for the Minnesota Vikings on and off the field,” said Vikings Owner/Chairman Zygi Wilf. “He has continued to positively impact this team and create a strong foundation for future success.”

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11 Responses to “Childress Signs Contract Extension”

  1. By hank on Nov 20, 2009 | Reply


  2. By vikingsfan1955 on Nov 21, 2009 | Reply

    I can hear the chilly haters cry about this but he has put together a very good team and like favre or not he was the final piece of the puzzle.Chilly has drafted very well taking players other teams felt were injury prone or bad apples like peterson and harvin.If we win it all lets see how many change their tune about him.

  3. By minnybaby! on Nov 21, 2009 | Reply

    I’ve been behind Childress since day 1. Mike Tice? Dennis Green? Green had 10 years and didn’t do squat. The Wilfs and Childress hopefully have saved football in Minnesota… the team with lowest revenue in the NFL.

  4. By hank on Nov 21, 2009 | Reply


  5. By rap99 on Nov 21, 2009 | Reply

    dennis green got us to 15-1, and the best team in football. only a missed easy field goal cost us a superbowl appearence ( and probable win.)

  6. By 4everpurple on Nov 21, 2009 | Reply

    Thanks rapp99… the nightmares will come back !!!!

  7. By rap99 on Nov 21, 2009 | Reply


  8. By 4everpurple on Nov 21, 2009 | Reply

    Thats ok rap…..I’ll just take a couple of Favre”s before bed and I,ll sleep like a baby.

  9. By rwpollex on Nov 21, 2009 | Reply

    The TIMING of Zygi Wilf making Brad Childress one of the highest paid NFL coaches – – probably makes is that much more difficult for Minnesota Legislators (who represent the taxpayers) to Swallow The Idea of providing Public Funding (i.e. taxpayers) – – – so that a wealthy owner can benefit (primarily the sole financial beneficiary).
    Let’s face it – most of the MN State Legislators represent districts that aren’t located ANYWHERE near Minneapolis (which is on the far south-east edge of MN) – in a state that measures 200-300 miles wide (east-west) by 500 miles (north south).
    – Heck, Green Bay is physically closer to Minneapolis than north-central MN and the Iowa border is closer than Duluth! The other districts of Minnesota just don’t financially benefit tourism or even marginally benefit from a “improved quality of life” perspective.
    – In this economic and political environment, how could any owner expect that ANY politician that is not directly in the Minneapolis Metro area would ever approve of taxpayer support for a new stadium (that would primarily benefit a rich owner)?????????
    To me – Zygi has about as good of timing and smarts as Ziggy (the cartoon)…….some great ideas, lots of bad timing, and some awful ideas and situations (that he gets himself into)………

  10. By 4everpurple on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    The Vikings were solidified by Bud Grant years ago….Something has to be done though. We lost the Lakers and got the T-Wolves….We lost the North Stars and got the Wild..( anyone remember the Minnesota Moose ?) If we lose the Vikings what the heck do we do then….The Browns ?!?!?

  11. By fire childress on Dec 21, 2009 | Reply

    so how much is the buyout after 5 games?

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