The Vikings have announced that Rick Spielman has been named General Manager of the team.
“This establishes the organizational structure that will lead to the long term success of the Vikings,” Vikings Owner/Chairman Zygi Wilf said. “Having watched Rick over the years, we have the utmost confidence that he will help us reach our ultimate goal of winning championships.”
Spielman joined the Vikings as Vice President of Player Personnel on May 30, 2006 and has overseen the acquisition of several of the team’s top performers, including new Vikings single-season sack king Jared Allen and a pair of former rookies of the year in Percy Harvin (2009) and Adrian Peterson (2007). During Spielman’s tenure, the Vikings won back-to-back NFC North championships in 2008 and 2009, and advanced to the NFC Championship Game after the 2009 season.
“Rick has proven to be a valuable member of the organization since joining the Vikings in 2006,” Owner/President Mark Wilf said. “With Rick’s and Coach Frazier’s leadership, the Vikings are well-positioned to win next season and beyond.”
Spielman will join Head Coach Leslie Frazier for a press conference on Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. in the Winter Park Field House. The press conference will be streamed live on vikings.com.
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