Vikings hire John DeFilippo as new offensive coordinator

Feb 10, 2018, 02:04
Vikings hire John DeFilippo as new offensive coordinator

The Minnesota Vikings officially named Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo as their new offensive coordinator. DeFilippo also could be promoted to offensive coordinator of the Eagles if Frank Reich, Philadelphia's current offensive coordinator, lands the head coaching job with the Indianapolis Colts. By choosing DeFilippo over Stefanski, the Vikings set up the possibility of Stefanski leaving to become Shurmur's offensive coordinator in NY.

While Shurmur will continue to call plays, the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach - which is also still vacant - will be monitored closely as they will be expected to work closely with Eli Manning and Davis Webb or whomever Manning's successor will be.

Based on his coaching history, it would be a safe assumption to make that DeFilippo may want to work with a younger signal caller for the upcoming season with the Vikings. [Kyle] Rudolph is a really good player, the offensive line has been greatly improved from the first time we played them to this go-around.

The Vikings are reportedly interviewing DeFilippo following the Eagles' Super Bowl parade Thursday.

"We took our time with the search and made sure we left no stone unturned to get the right fit", Zimmer said in a statement distributed by the team. Foles won Super Bowl MVP.

During the 2017 season, DeFilippo led his group of quarterbacks through unique circumstances, helping second-year quarterback Carson Wentz reach his superstar potential and guiding back up Nick Foles to one of the most prolific postseasons in National Football League history. The Vikings have three quarterbacks in Case Keenum, Sam Bradford, and Teddy Bridgewater who are all headed to free agency.

In his two years as quarterbacks coach of the Eagles, DeFilippo helped Carson Wentz emerge into an MVP candidate, throwing 33 touchdowns to seven interceptions through 13 games this season before suffering a season-ending injury.

The Minnesota Vikings have found their replacement for departed offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur. In his final season in Oakland, DeFilippo helped develop second-round pick Derek Carr, who led all 2014 rookies in completions (348), passing yards (3,270) and passing touchdowns (21).

DeFilippo is a native of Youngstown, Ohio, who was a four-year letter-winner as a quarterback at James Madison, where he led the team to a conference championship as a senior in 1999.

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