New info reveals why Mike Zimmer is so disappointed in his players

(Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) Mike Zimmer
(Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) Mike Zimmer /

On Tuesday, it was revealed that the Minnesota Vikings have the lowest rate of fully vaccinated players in the entire NFL.

During the last few weeks, Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer has made several comments about why he believes it’s important for his players to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Zimmer knows that having a roster that is mostly full of vaccinated players will give the Vikings a better chance to avoid the dreaded scenario of being forced to forfeit a game this season.

Most recently, the Minnesota head coach sounded hopeless as he talked about the fact that he knows there are certain guys on the team’s roster that he will never be able to convince to get vaccinated. This is a guy in Zimmer who is heading into a year that could potentially be his last with the Vikings if the team doesn’t experience some sort of playoff success.

Minnesota Vikings have the least amount of fully vaccinated players in the NFL

As Zimmer has been pleading his case for his locker room to get vaccinated, the amount of Minnesota players who have yet to get at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine has not been known to the general public. Well, now we have that info.

On Tuesday, the Washington Post’s Nicki Jhabvala revealed that the Vikings have the lowest vaccination rate in the entire league with 70 percent of their players having at least one dose of the vaccination and 64.5 percent of the team’s roster being fully vaccinated.

While this might be incredibly disappointing to find out, there is still a reason to remain optimistic about this rate going up before the start of the regular season.

Last week, only 60 percent of the Washington Football Team locker room was partially vaccinated. This week, that number jumped up to 84 percent.

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So, it is possible that Minnesota’s roster could experience a similar vaccination rate increase during the next few weeks. If not, then the hopelessness that was oozing out of Zimmer on Monday is only going to grow even larger.