Report: Childress, Vikings agree to extension
From John Clayton of ESPN.com:
The Minnesota Vikings reached a contract extension with Brad Childress that will keep the coach with the team through the 2013 season, a source told ESPN.com Thursday.
Financial terms weren't immediately available but it is believed to be between $4 million and $5 million a year, the source said. In 2006, Childress signed a five-year, $10 million contract, which was scheduled to expire after the 2010 season.
The Vikings are off to an 8-1 start with Brett Favre at quarterback. His record in Minnesota is 32-2. The Vikings made the playoffs last year and are trying to get the top seed in the NFC.
Both sides have been working on a deal for the past several months. The agreement came together Thursday morning.
As a team, the Vikings are loaded. They have 22 players on their roster who are in the top five in fan voting for the Pro Bowl.