By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Former NFL coach Adam Zimmer has passed away. He was 38.
An official cause of death has not been announced yet. He passed away on Halloween, according to his sister.
Zimmer is the son of former NFL head coach Mike Zimmer.
“We are heartbroken to hear about the passing of Adam Zimmer,” the Vikings said in a statement. “Adam was a kind, respectful man. Over his years in Minnesota, it was evident he cared tremendously about his family, his players, his fellow coaches, and the Vikings front office staff. Our thoughts are with Mike, Corri, Marki, and the entire Zimmer family.”
His death came on the same day the Cincinnati Bengals played the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. He was serving as the Bengals’ offensive analyst.
Before joining the Bengals, he was employed by Minnesota Vikings from 2014 through 2022. He was the Vikings linebacker from 2014 through 2019.
He then became a co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach in 2020 and 2021.
He also previously worked for the Bengals, Kansas City Chiefs, and the New Orleans Saints. In 2013. He was the Bengals’ assistant defensive backs coach.
From 2010 through 2012, he was the Chiefs’ assistant linebackers coach. He also served as the Saints’ assistant linebackers coach from 2006 through 2009.
“My brother was one of my best friends, especially after my mom died, we became so close,” Corri Zimmer wrote on Instagram Tuesday morning. “He was always there for me and always the first to show up and volunteer at my foundation events… I never even had to ask. Always telling me what a good job I did and how proud he was of me.”