Adam Zimmer worked as an offensive consultant for the Cincinnati Bengals. Two months after that, he was found dead in his apartment. And the cause of his death has been made public.
He was 38 years old at that time and was initially located by the Mendota Heights Police Department after attending a welfare check at his Minnesota home. They did not find anything suspicious at that time. But a later investigation by Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office in Minnesota revealed that the NFL coach died due to chronic alcohol use.
Adam Zimmer joined the coaching staff in 2006 and started serving as an assistant line banker coach for the New Orleans Saints prior to the college. Adam was described by the Saints as being knowledgeable, diligent, liked by everyone he interacted with, and energetic at the time of his passing. He quickly improved as a coach while serving as the Saints’ head coach. Adam was described by the Saints as knowledgeable, diligent, liked by everyone he interacted with, and energetic at the time of his passing. He quickly improved as a coach during his time with the Saints.
From 2010 through 2012, he relocated from New Orleans to the Kansas City Chiefs. After his tenure with the Chiefs, he worked with his father, defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, in Cincinnati as an assistant defensive backs coach in 2013.
According to ESPN, Bengals president Mike Brown released a statement saying, “For fifteen years, the Zimmer family has been a delight to know and work with our business.”We have a great respect for Mike and Adam, and we are very grieved by this unfortunate news.
Mike and Adam were our coaches, but they were also friends, said Brown. At this time, our prayers are with the Zimmer family.
The coach co-coached with his father with the Minnesota Vikings from 2014 through the 2021 season in addition to the Bengals. The Minnesota Vikings released a statement after the passing of Adam Zimmer. “The news of Adam Zimmer makes me incredibly sad. He was a fantastic coach and person. We had the honor of sitting next to him on the flight home from the games. Learned a lot from him. Wishing the Zimmer family well.
The team also said in a statement, “The Vikings front office staff, his family, his players, and his fellow coaches were all clearly very important to Adam throughout his time in Minnesota,
“Our prayers are with Mike, Corri, Marki, and the entire Zimmer family,” the Vikings wrote.
In a statement, former Vikings general manager Rick Spielman also shared his grief, saying, “My thoughts and prayers are with Coach Zimmer and his family. Adam was a fantastic coach and human being. He’ll be genuinely missed.