The Bengals today signed Adam Zimmer, an eighth-year veteran in NFL coaching, as assistant defensive backs coach.
Zimmer has coached previously with the New Orleans Saints and Kansas City Chiefs, serving both teams as a defensive assistant and assistant linebackers coach. He was with the Saints from 2006-09, a member of the Sean Payton coaching staff that led New Orleans to the NFL championship in ’09 with a 31-17 victory over Indianapolis in Super Bowl XLIV.
Zimmer was with Kansas City from 2010-12. In ’11, Zimmer’s work with linebackers helped Tamba Hali and Derrick Johnson both reach the Pro Bowl, the first instance of two Chiefs LBs getting the nod since 1972. Zimmer’s term in Kansas City ended after this past season with the release of head coach Romeo Crennel and his staff.
Zimmer played defensive back in college, lettering for four seasons (2002-05) at Trinity University (San Antonio, Texas).
“Adam is a good young coach with two great experiences already in the NFL,” said Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis. “He’ll assist our defensive backs coach, Mark Carrier, and I’m very confident he will do a fine job.”
Zimmer is the son of Mike Zimmer, Bengals defensive coordinator since 2008.