Redskins Considering Giving Mike Shanahan Contract Extension

Mike shanahan contract extension

Wow how time flies.  Almost 8 weeks ago, we wrote about how Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan had all but quit on the season, and decided he would be coaching to evaluate for next season. 

That was right before a bye and after a crushing loss.  Fast forward almost 2 months and the Redskin have won the NFC East, and made it to the playoffs.

The Washington Post is reporting that Redskins owner Dan Snyder is prepared to give Shanahan a multi-year contract extension.

Post: One person with knowledge of the team’s deliberations on the matter said Monday that Redskins officials were trying to decide whether to work on a possible extension with Shanahan this offseason, with two seasons left on his existing contract, or wait to do it when he’s down to one season remaining on his contract.

That person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the issue publicly, said he did not believe that a final decision had been made on the matter but he thinks it is likely the Redskins will pursue the extension with Shanahan this offseason rather than waiting.

Shanahan is currently making $7 million a season, and his current deal runs out in 2014.