His younger sister Corri Zimmer White posted a message on her Instagram account on Tuesday confirming his passing. She stated that Adam Zimmer passed away on Monday. There was no stated reason.
Zimmer White described him as "the kindest, sweetest, family-loving, sports-obsessed soul there ever was."
After spending eight years with the Vikings under his father, Adam Zimmer was working remotely this season as an offensive analyst for the Cincinnati Bengals. Most of Mike Zimmer's staff was also let go when he was fired in January.
Police discovered a dead man after going to a home near the Vikings' headquarters on Monday afternoon to conduct a welfare check, according to Mendota Heights Police Capt. Wayne Wegener. According to Wegener, there was nothing unusual about the death, so the medical examiner was tasked with determining the cause of death.
"We are devastated to learn of Adam Zimmer's passing. Adam was a kind, respectful person who clearly cared a great deal about his family, his players, his fellow coaches, and the Vikings front office staff during his time in Minnesota. The Vikings ownership issued a statement in which they expressed their condolences to Mike, Corri, Marki, and the entire Zimmer family.
With the New Orleans Saints in 2006, Adam Zimmer made his NFL debut. He spent the 2013 season with the Bengals as an assistant defensive backs coach during Mike Zimmer's final season as defensive coordinator after being hired by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2010 as an assistant linebackers coach.
"For fifteen years, the Zimmer family has been a privilege to know and work with our organisation. Bengals owner Mike Brown released a statement saying, "We have the highest regard for Mike and Adam, and we are deeply saddened by this tragic news. "Mike and Adam were our coaches, but they were also our friends. We are praying and thinking of the Zimmer family.
In 2014, when Mike Zimmer was hired by the Vikings to coach linebackers, he brought his son with him. In 2020, Adam Zimmer and Andre Patterson were given the position of co-defensive coordinator.
"Ignore the kinship relationship. In an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday, former Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway said, "It's really just about him being a good coach. Whoever the head coach was would not have made a difference. In any case, Adam was a competent coach.
Even though Greenway was older than Adam Zimmer, he quickly grew to trust him as he struggled to learn a new defence in his ninth NFL season.
Greenway said, "He was respectful of the game and the career that I had before he got there. He always sought to improve each player and the team as a whole, working with them rather than lecturing them. In terms of the scheme, he was extremely intelligent, but more importantly, he was a wonderful person who genuinely cared about you.
Vikki Zimmer, the mother of Adam Zimmer and Mike Zimmer, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 50 in 2009. The Saints went on to win the Super Bowl in Adam Zimmer's final season with the team.
The Saints released a statement saying, "We had fond memories of Adam from the four years he spent in our organisation as an assistant coach." "Adam was well-informed, devoted to his work, liked by everyone he met, and enthusiastic. He quickly improved as a coach while serving as the Saints' head coach.
Adam Zimmer told Corri Zimmer White "countless times" how much he enjoyed seeing her take care of his twin nephews, who are 1 years old, in an Instagram post she shared.
"My brother was one of my closest friends, particularly after my mother passed away. He was consistently there for me and the first person to arrive and volunteer at my foundation's events, the woman claimed. I didn't even have to ask.
Early in the pandemic, when NFL facilities were closed and coaches worked remotely during the offseason, Adam Zimmer and his sister Marki Zimmer isolated themselves with their father at their Kentucky ranch's 160 acres.
Mike Zimmer's internet connection and video conference issues were fixed on-site by Adam Zimmer, and the two of them used their close proximity to adjust the team's defensive strategy.
For dinner, Adam Zimmer ran the meat smoker.
In May 2020, Mike Zimmer said, "If I can't figure it out, I can text him and say, 'Come up here and fix this.'" We'll have some crazy ideas at night after dinner or something, and we'll agree to discuss them with the rest of the group the following day.