Thursday, 22 February, 2018

Vikings hire Eagles QB coach John DeFilippo as offensive coordinator

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Kristopher Love | 09 February, 2018, 05:53

While the rest of the team celebrated their first Super Bowl victory, quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo was in Minnesota interviewing for the offensive coordinator position.

One member of the Philadelphia Eagles coaching staff who helped make Thursday's Super Bowl possible is headed elsewhere, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Shurmur, the Giants' new head coach, was the Vikings' offensive coordinator last season so he knows Stefanski well.

In his time with the Eagles, DeFilippo oversaw the early development of quarterback Carson Wentz, who was in the discussion for the NFL MVP this past year before a torn ACL ended his year prematurely.

The search for the Vikings and their vacant offensive coordinator job appears over.

Super Bowl brain drain underway in Philadelphia. Sam Bradford is the only quarterback DeFilippo has worked with in the past and the Vikings bringing him back for next season does not seem too likely.

DeFilippo, 39, was Cleveland's offensive coordinator in 2015.

DeFilippo's first interview with the organization was today.

One of the hottest names to be considered for a head coaching job this offseaon is DeFilippo, whose work with Wentz and the Raiders' David Carr has been widely recognized. But the way that we structure everything is that everyone has a part of that process in the decision, and myself, coach Zimmer, our scouting department and all of our coaches. Gene later served as the athletic director at Villanova and Boston College. He has coached a wide variety of signal callers during his National Football League coaching career including Wentz, Daunte Culpepper, JaMarcus Russell, Mark Sanchez, Josh McCown, Johnny Manziel, Derek Carr, and Nick Foles. General manager Rick Spielman said last week that the next OC will play a role in determining which quarterback will lead the Vikings next season.