Zimmer knows what it takes to get to the top
Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer got his start in the NFL as a 38-year-old assistant for the Dallas Cowboys in 1994. In his second season with the Cowboys, Zimmer was a part of a coaching staff that helped lead the team to a win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XXX.
During his time in Dallas, Zimmer also had the opportunity to work under Bill Parcells. Before becoming the head coach of the Cowboys in 2003, Parcells coached three teams to appearances in the Super Bowl and two of them were able to earn victories in the big game.
When Zimmer was hired by Minnesota in 2014, he didn’t waste any time when he said that he wanted to be the guy that led the franchise to their first-ever Super Bowl win. It’s his main priority for the Vikings every season and he’s going to do whatever it takes until his goal is accomplished.
Zimmer is the type of guy who is fueled by doubters. He’s been doubted his entire coaching career and it’s part of the reason why he didn’t get his first head coaching opportunity until he was 58-years-old.
When Minnesota gets into the playoffs this season, they likely won’t be the favorite in the NFC. But that is completely fine with Zimmer because he’ll enjoy proving people wrong, once again, just as much as his players will enjoy hoisting the Vince Lombardi trophy in the air at the end of Super Bowl 54.