Mike Zimmer has no problem with having no contract beyond 2019

NFL.com

From seeking improvements on the offensive line to the search for a full-time offensive coordinator, Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer on Thursday touched on a variety of subjects during his end of season press conference.

No subject appeared off limits during a media session that lasted a little more than 19 minutes, and Zimmer even addressed with a touch of humor if he was comfortable going into the 2019 season without a contract extension.

"Sure, I've got no problem with that," Zimmer said with a grin, via the Vikings' official website. "Free agent after that, right?"

Zimmer also reinforced what he told NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, saying he never considered retirement after the Vikings finished the season with an 8-7-1 record to miss the playoffs.

"No, I can't believe somebody even threw that out there," Zimmer said. "But, no, it was totally 100 percent — what do they call it? Hashtag-fake news or something? No. I'm not a quitter."

Since becoming the Vikings head coach in 2014, Zimmer has gone 47-32-1 in the regular season and led the Vikings to two playoff appearances, advancing to the NFC Championship Game in 2017.

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