Mike Shanahan Agrees To Five-Year Deal With Washington Redskins

Vincent JacksonCorrespondent IJanuary 6, 2010

DENVER - DECEMBER 21:  Head coach Mike Shanahan of the Denver Broncos leads his team against the Buffalo Bills at Invesco Field at Mile High on December 21, 2008 in Denver, Colorado. The Bills defeated the Broncos 30-23.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Two-time Super Bowl champion head coach Mike Shanahan has agreed to a five-year contract to become the next head coach as well as the executive vice president of football operations of the Washington Redskins.

Shanahan will share front office duties with new executive vice president and general manager Bruce Allen, however Shanahan will have the final say on all football decisions and will be introduced at a 2 pm news conference Wednesday.

The Denver Post reported today that the deal is worth about $7 million per year.  Shanahan was aggressively pursued by team owner Daniel Snyder just hours after former coach Jim Zorn was released on Monday as the Redskins finished a 4-12 campaign in 2009, going 12-20 under Zorn.

Shanahan will become the seventh head coach since 1999 when Snyder bought the team and are 82-99 during his tenure, missing the playoffs in eight of the last 11 seasons.

Shanahan served as the Denver Broncos head coach for 14 seasons from 1995 to 2008, winning back-to-back Super Bowls and reaching the postseason seven times with an overall 138-86 record. 

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