He does his best coaching job yet
The Vikings added 15 new players in this year’s NFL Draft and then they signed 12 undrafted rookies as well. Minnesota will be very young and inexperienced in many areas during the upcoming season.
One group that will be lacking the most experience for the Vikings in 2020 is their cornerbacks. This unit is lead by Mike Hughes and Holton Hill, who have a combined nine starts in their NFL careers. The rest of Minnesota’s corners are rookies and second-year players who haven’t seen a ton of playing time.
If this unit jells and becomes a strength for the Vikings next season, this success will have to be attributed to the work of Zimmer and his staff. He was a defensive backs coach early in his career and that position group is basically his pride and joy of the defense.
Zimmer will likely need to divulge all his coaching knowledge on these young players if they are going to succeed in 2020.
With a shortened offseason that has resulted in the elimination of traditional OTAs and mini-camps due to COVID-19, Minnesota’s youngsters have already missed valuable reps.
If the Vikings young guys can play up to their potential early in their careers and the team finds success because of it, Zimmer could see his time in the Twin Cities extended.