Shocking News: Adam Zimmer, Zormer Defensive Assistant For Vikings
Adam Zimmer, Zormer Defensive Assistant For Vikings
Adam Zimmer, Former Defensive Assistant for Vikings, Saints, and Bengals, and Son of Mike Zimmer, Dies
The cause of death for the 38-year-old former NFL coach was not immediately known.
The Minnesota Vikings mourned the death of their former defensive assistant, Adam Zimmer, who died at the age of 38 on Tuesday.
“We have the utmost respect for Adam and are incredibly saddened by this tragic news. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Zimmer family at this time,” was part of the Vikings ‘ message on their social media.
Adam was the son of former Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer , who managed the team from 2014 to 2021.
Adam Zimmer began his NFL assistant coaching career with the New Orleans Saints as linebackers coach, a role he held from 2006 to 2009; he was part of the winning team for Super Bowl XLIV .
In 2010 he held that same position with the Kansas City Chiefs until 2012.
From there he went to the Cincinnati Bengals, a team where he coached linebackers in 2013 under his father who served as a defensive coach before they both left for the Vikings in 2014.
This season Adam was a consultant for the Cincinnati Bengals, a team that also joined in the condolences.
Adam Zimmer’s death was made known on social media by his sister, Corri Zommer. USA TODAY Sports
“Our organization has had the privilege of knowing and working with the Zimmer family for 15 years. Mike and Adam were more than just coaches to us, they were friends,” Bengals owner Mike Brown said .
Adam’s sister, Corri Zimmer, was the first to break the news through a message on her Instagram account, although she did not explain the causes of her brother’s death.
“My brother was one of my best friends, especially after my mother died, we became very close. He was always there for me and was always the first to show up and volunteer at my foundation events,” Corri shared.
The Zimmer Foundation was established in 2016 with the goal of supporting low-income students in Minnesota with scholarships for their college education.
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