We all know that Terence Newman has been in the NFL for a long time. Newman is the league’s second-oldest defensive player (trailing only James Harrison of the Pittsburgh Steelers), and is now heading into his third season with the Vikings. He signed a one-year deal with the team this offseason and said that he was coming back for one more go-around in an effort to win a title.
If Newman does decide to hang up the cleats after this year, apparently he’s got a standing offer waiting for him, according to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Terence Newman has open invitation for Mike Zimmer's coaching staff when retires Said will consider that but to take 1 year off when retires— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) June 9, 2017
Apparently there’s a standing offer for Newman to join the coaching staff of Mike Zimmer whenever he decides to retire. Newman and Zimmer have been together at all three of Newman’s NFL stops (Dallas, Cincinnati, and now Minnesota), and the two appear to have a great deal of respect for each other.
(Except for that mini-mutiny that Newman may or may not have led last year at Lambeau Field, but we won’t discuss that too much here.)
Newman said that he wants to take a year off following his retirement but he would consider Zimmer’s offer after that. With any luck, Zimmer will have had enough success with Minnesota. . .and that his health holds up. . .where Newman’s first job as an NFL coach would be on the sidelines at U.S. Bank Stadium and not somewhere else.