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Source: Redskins offer Gibbs two-year extension

With a game crucial to their playoff hopes coming up Sunday night against the Minnesota Vikings, the Washington Redskins have offered a two-year contract extension to head coach Joe Gibbs, according to a source.

However, Gibbs denied that he has been offered an extension, the Washington Post reported Monday.

Owner Daniel Snyder has said he's confident he can convince the Hall of Fame coach, who is in his second stint with the Redskins, to stay in Washington.

In his 16th season coaching in the NFL, Gibbs' Redskins are 7-7 this year. Washington's playoff hopes are still alive as the Redskins stand two games behind the New York Giants and one game back of the Vikings with two games left in the season.

Gibbs' legacy in Washington was cemented during his first stay with the Redskins from 1981 to 1992. He led Washington to three NFL titles in four Super Bowl appearances. During that tenure he had a 124-60 record during the regular season and amassed a 16-5 postseason mark for a .762 winning percentage.

Gibbs returned to Washington for the 2004 season and has gone 28-34 since ending his NFL retirement.

Chris Mortensen covers the NFL for ESPN.