Adam Zimmer Biography. American football coach Adam Zimmer died on October 31, 2022 (he was born on January 13, 1984). He served as the Cincinnati Bengals’ assistant defensive backs coach and offensive analyst, the Kansas City Chiefs’ and New Orleans Saints’ assistant linebackers coach, and the Minnesota Vikings’ linebackers coach and co-defensive coordinator. Mike Zimmer, a former head coach of the Minnesota Vikings, had a son named Zimmer.
While his father Mike Zimmer was the defense coach for the Dallas Cowboys, Zimmer was raised in Colleyville, Texas, where he attended Heritage High School. Zimmer was born in Ogden, Utah. Bill Zimmer, his grandfather, spent 35 years as the football coach at Lockport Township High School. Zimmer decided at the age of 10 that he wanted to become a football coach, much like his father and grandpa.
From 2002 to 2005, Zimmer wore number 28 while participating as a safety for the Trinity University Tigers football team.
As an assistant linebackers coach for the New Orleans Saints in 2006, Zimmer obtained his first coaching position. The Saints won the NFC South Division Title and advanced to the NFC Championship game during his rookie season in the NFL. The Saints won the Super Bowl XLIV in 2009, Zimmer’s final campaign in New Orleans. As an assistant linebackers coach for the New Orleans Saints in 2006, Zimmer obtained his first coaching position. The Saints won the NFC South Division Title and advanced to the NFC Championship game during his rookie season in the NFL. The Saints won the Super Bowl XLIV in 2009, Zimmer’s final campaign in New Orleans.
In the 2010 season, Zimmer was hired as the Chiefs’ assistant linebackers coach. He assisted the Chiefs in their debut season in allowing 46.2 less running yards per game than they did the previous season.
Tamba Hali and Derrick Johnson, two linebackers, were chosen for the Pro Bowl in 2011. Jovan Belcher, a linebacker for the Chiefs, shot and killed his fiancée during the 2012 campaign before driving to the team’s facilities and killing himself in front of head coach Romeo Crennel. This had a big impact on Adam Zimmer, especially as he had just recently lost his mother in 2009 due to natural causes. When Kansas City fired Crennel following the 2012 campaign, Zimmer was also let go.
At the age of 38, Zimmer passed away in Mendota Heights, Minnesota, on October 31, 2022. At 1:13 PM CDT, Mendota Heights Police responded to a request for a welfare check at his residence. When the cops arrived, he was discovered dead inside. It was not thought that his death was suspicious. Although his cause of death was first unknown, an autopsy was planned.
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