Owner Mark Wilf confirmed that the Vikings will begin contract extension talks with coach Leslie Frazier.
Frazier won't have to enter the 2013 season as a lame duck after improving from 3-13 to 10-6 in his second year as head coach. "We feel we made a lot of great strides in 2012," said Wilf. "It was a great season, obviously a disappointing ending. But we feel we have a foundation and a strong core for the future here." It helps that Frazier enjoys a strong relationship with GM Rick Spielman.