On Wednesday afternoon, Zimmer told reporters that he's legitimately worried about the Vikings' depth this season. He ultimately believes the roster is top-heavy and will need to stay healthy to have success.
"It’s concerning," Zimmer said when speaking about the team's depth. "I feel really good about the top guys, and then some of these young guys got to come on. But when you’re kind of top-heavy with finances, that’s what you’ve got to do.Hopefully we’ll stay healthy, and try to get these younger guys better."
Vikings fans aren't exactly thrilled with this comment from Zimmer. On the other hand, they do appreciate his honesty.
Minnesota has a lot of money invested in Kirk Cousins, Dalvin Cook, Danielle Hunter, Eric Kendricks and Harrison Smith at the moment.
With so many big contracts on their payroll, the Vikings don't have enough depth to take on a next man up mentality this season.
After missing the playoffs in 2020, it's imperative that Zimmer leads Minnesota to the playoffs this year. If the Vikings miss the postseason yet again, he might just be on the hot seat.