The Vikings have named Rick Spielman General Manager of the franchise. Spielman joined the team in 2006 and has served as Vice President of Player Personnel during his tenure with the Vikings. The 2012 season will be Spielman’s 22nd season as an NFL executive between Detroit, Chicago, Miami and Minnesota. Spielman will oversee all football-related activities for the Vikings, including continuing to direct college and pro personnel programs.
“This establishes the organizational structure that will lead to the long term success of the Vikings,” said Vikings Owner/Chairman Zygi Wilf. “Having watched Rick over the years, we have the utmost confidence that he will help us reach our ultimate goal of winning championships.”
“Rick has proven to be a valuable member of the organization since joining the Vikings in 2006,” said Owner/President Mark Wilf. “With Rick’s and Coach Frazier’s leadership, the Vikings are well-positioned to win next season and beyond.”
SPIELMAN WILL JOIN LESLIE FRAZIER TO MEET THE MEDIA AT 1:00 PM ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 3 IN THE WINTER PARK FIELD HOUSE.