Brzezinski, one of the more respected young executives in the league, is in the final year of his contract. He has had offers to leave the Vikings and would be an attractive free agent if not signed to a long-term deal.
Extending Brzezinski's contract could set up an interesting dynamic within the organization if Wilf doesn't also extend the contract of head coach Mike Tice. Tice, who is the lowest-paid head coach in the league at $1 million, and his assistants are in the final year of their contracts.
It's uncertain whether Wilf will commit to Tice long-term immediately or wait for him to prove himself in 2005. Tice led the Vikings to the playoffs and a wild-card victory at Green Bay in 2004, but he also let the past two division titles slip away, and was involved in an embarrassing Super Bowl ticket-scalping scandal this offseason.
Tice said he isn't concerned about his contract status. He said he welcomes Wilf's evaluation of the team's management-by-consensus approach.
"I don't want to speculate on contract extensions or any of that stuff," Tice said. "If anything, there is going to be an initial feeling-out process. This is a very successful man that certainly knows how to run businesses. He's going to come in and evaluate.
"What's his timeline? I don't know. A week? A year? That's up to Mr. Wilf, not Mike Tice." Wilf's $600 million purchase from Red McCombs is expected to close in the middle of June.
"When I hit a wall and couldn't get out of it, Doug was telling me stuff, (special teams coach) Rusty Tillman was telling me stuff, Coach Tice was telling me stuff," Elling said. "Everyone had their two cents. It was just chaotic."
Elling returned to the team as a kickoff specialist until breaking his leg midway through the season. He is competing with Paul Edinger for the kicking job this season.