"They've had success. They've got some type of continuity going and I think it was important to get both of those guys [Spielman and Mike Zimmer] done," Spielman's brother, former NFL player and current Fox NFL analyst Chris Spielman, told Tomasson.
Spielman, 57, has served as the team's general manager since 2012.
In 2014 he was also named Minnesota's executive vice president. He served as the team's vice president of player personnel from 2006-11, essentially functioning as the general manager without formally holding the title (before then, the Vikings hadn't named an official general manager since the 1980s).
In his time with the Vikings, the team has gone 117-105-2 and reached the postseason six times, including three times in the past five years. Since Zimmer was hired as head coach in 2014, the team has gone 57-38-1. Zimmer recently signed a three-year extension that will keep him in Minnesota through the 2023 season.
Tomasson reported that Spielman's extension is expected to run through the 2023 campaign, as well.
Spielman's offseason has been defined by the decision to get younger, making 15 picks in this year's NFL draft while cutting ties with veterans and former Pro Bowlers Xavier Rhodes, Linval Joseph and Everson Griffen (the latter remains a free agent).
"The name of the game is managing the cap and trying to keep your core group of players together," Chris Spielman told Tomasson. "I think the Vikings as a whole in collaboration, I think they work well together as a team from coaches to the administration side as far as the scouting side. Everybody's on the same page, so hopefully what they lose, [younger] guys can come in and either play at that level or be better."