The Minnesota Vikings released safety Kurt Coleman just before the start of the 2014 season.


"That's probably one of the mistakes that we made, that I made," Vikings coach Mike Zimmer told reporters Wednesday. "It was my first year here. He was hurt for a while, and it never really jumped out at you. But obviously he had an unbelievable year. He's a great kid. He worked real hard when he was here. You know, we probably made a mistake. But I'm glad he's doing well."

Coleman went to Carolina, became a starter last season when the Panthers reached the Super Bowl and earned a new three-year, $17 million contract.

"Coming to Carolina was a blessing," Coleman said.

Check out more of his story, in his own words, in the video above.