Adam Zimmer was an American-based professional football coach in the National Football League (NFL). Throughout his career, Adam was an assistant defensive backs coach and offensive analyst for the Cincinnati Bengals, assistant linebackers coach for the New Orleans Saints and Kansas City Chiefs, and linebackers coach and co-defensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings. Adam was the son of Mike Zimmer, a former Vikings head coach.
NFL Coach Adam Zimmer Dies At 38
Adam Zimmer, an NFL assistant coach for 17 seasons, died on 31st, October 2022, Monday, at age 38, in Mendota Heights, Minnesota.
Corri Zimmer White, his sister, confirmed the death news on Tuesday morning on Instagram.
Adam was living in Minnesota and was working for the Cincinnati Bengals. The local police department received a call for a welfare check request on Monday at around 1:13 p.m. CDT, according to Wayne Wegener Jr., a police chief.
Officers arrived at Adam’s home and found him dead inside. Wayne said his office is not investigating this case as a suspicious death.
The Hennepin County medical examiner will confirm and determine a cause of death; further, an official identification will be made.
In 2014, Adam joined the Vikings’ coaching staff when Mike Zimmer, his father, was hired as head coach. During his coaching career, he served as linebackers coach for 6 seasons before being promoted to co-defensive coordinator in 2020. Adam was fired along with his father and most of the coaching staff after the 2021 season.
Vikings ownership said in a statement that they were heartbroken to hear Adam’s death news, and he was a kind and respectful man. He added that during his years in Minnesota, Adam cared about everyone around him, including his family, his players, his fellow coaches, and even the Vikings front office staff.
Several people expressed their grief on Adam’s death, like Former Vikings general manager Rick Spielman, Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins, Bengals president Mike Brown, the Saints, and many more.
Adam Zimmer Early Life:
Adam was born on 13th January 1984 in Ogden, Utah. He grew up in Colleyville, Texas. His family was connected to football; by age 10, Adam decided to follow in the trace of his father and grandfather to become a football coach. His father and grandfather both played an important role in his football passion.
Adam Zimmer Family Background:
Adam was born Mike Zimmer and Vikki Zimmer. Mike was a coach for the various teams, and Vikki, Adam’s mother, died in 2009 of natural causes at her home; she was 50 years old at that time. Adam has two sisters, Corri Zimmer and Marki Zimmer.
Further, Adam’s grandfather Bill Zimmer was also from a football background; he coached for 35 years at Lockport Township High School.
Adam Zimmer Education:
Adam attended Heritage High School in Texas and later enrolled at Trinity University. He played for the Trinity Tigers football team, where his primary position was safety. Adam wore jersey #28 and played from 2002 to 2005.
Adam Zimmer Physical stats:
Adam stood 6 feet and 1 inch tall and weighed around 99kg. He had an attractive and innocent smile with a fair complexion. Further, his eyes were hazel blue, and his hair was brownish.
Adam Zimmer Birth Signs:
Adam was born on Friday and was 38 years old when he died. Adam’s zodiac sign was Capricorn. According to astrologers, Capricorns are elegant, charming, compassionate, ambitious, determined, and strong. They tend to keep small circles but are supportive and loyal to their friends and loved ones.
Adam Zimmer Net worth:
Adam’s net worth through his playing and coaching career was between $1 million and $1.5 million.
Adam Zimmer Relationship Status:
Adam always kept his private life away from the media. So currently, nothing is confirmed, whether he was single, married, unmarried, or engaged.
Adam Zimmer Career:
Adam started his first coaching job with the New Orleans Saints, and in 2006 he was hired as an assistant linebackers coach. During his first season in the NFL, the team won the NFC South Division Title and also achieved the NFC Championship game. Further, in the 2009 season, Adam’s final season in New Orleans, the team won Super Bowl XLIV.
Later, Adam, in the 2010 season, became the Chiefs’ assistant linebacker’s coach. In his first season, Adam’s team allowed 46.2 fewer rushing yards per game compared to the earlier year.
In the 2011 season, linebackers Derrick Johnson and Tamba Hali were selected for the Pro Bowl.
Further, during the 2012 season, Jovan Belcher, a linebacker, badly shot his girlfriend and then drove to the Chiefs’ facility; he then committed suicide in front of head coach Romeo Crennel. This incident strongly affected Adam as he had recently lost his mother of natural causes. He was let go when Kansas City fired Romeo after the season.
For the 2013 season, Adam joined the Bengals and his father, Mike as an assistant defensive backs coach while his father was the defensive coordinator.
Later, when Mike, for the 2014 season, became the 9th head coach of the Minnesota Vikings, Adam was brought in to be the linebackers’ coach. In the 2015 season, the team won the NFC North Division Title and ranked 5th-best in the NFL. Anthony Barr was selected for the 2016 Pro Bowl as a replacement for Jamie Collins.
On 27th January 2020, Adam and defensive line coach Andre Patterson was named co-defensive coordinators for the 2020 season. Later in 2022, he served for Cincinnati Bengal as an Offensive analyst.
Adam Zimmer Social Appearance:
Adam was not active on any social media platforms.