Bengals offensive analyst Adam Zimmer dies aged 38

Cincinnati Bengals offensive analyst Adam Zimmer died Monday at the age of 38.

“I can’t believe I’m writing this. I lost my big brother yesterday. Kindest, sweetest, family-loving, sports-obsessed soul ever,” one of Adam Zimmer’s sisters, Corri Zimmer White, wrote on Instagram on Tuesday post. “My heart is broken and it hurts so much. I don’t know how to reconcile being a mother to 1 year old twins and the sadness of losing my brother so unexpectedly. I’m so lost, I’m so overwhelmed, I’m so heartbroken. My brother was one of my best friends, especially after my mother died we became so close.”

“There was nothing suspicious [about the death]and there appeared to be no evidence of foul play,” said Mendota Heights Police Department spokesman Wayne Wegener Star Tribune.

Zimmer was the son of former Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer Associated Press. Adam Zimmer worked with the Vikings for years during his father’s time there, but when Mike Zimmer was fired, most of his employees were also laid off, according to the outlet. Adam Zimmer was among those fired, according to the Star Tribune.

“Ignore the family connection. It’s really all about him being a good coach,” former Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway told the AP. “It wouldn’t have mattered who the head coach was. Adam was a good coach no matter what.”

“He respected the game and the career I had before when he got there,” Greenway noted. “He has always worked with you and not coached you, but always tried to make the individual and the team better. He was really smart when it came to the scheme but more importantly he was a great person who always cared about you as a person.” Bengals offensive analyst Adam Zimmer dies aged 38

Laura Coffey

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