The Vikings have already announced that they’ve fired OC John DeFilippo and replaced him as their play-caller with QBs coach Kevin Stefanski.
John DeFilippo has been relieved from his duties as offensive coordinator.
Kevin Stefanski has been elevated to Interim Offensive Coordinator and will handle play-calling duties. pic.twitter.com/bI30IP3OV0
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) December 11, 2018
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media is reporting that the Vikings have fired OC John DeFilippo following their loss to the Seahawks on Monday.
The Vikings’ offense has been a major disappointment this year, which has led to an increasing amount of criticism of DeFilippo.
Vikings HC Mike Zimmer has questioned their offensive decisions multiple times this year, so there was clearly some tension between the coaching staff.
Minnesota is now on their fourth offensive coordinator in the last three seasons.
DeFilippo, 40, began his NFL coaching career with the Giants back in 2005. He spent two years with the Giants before the Raiders hired him as their quarterbacks coach in 2007.
After a brief stint with the Jets, DeFilippo returned to the Raiders and was later hired by the Browns as their offensive coordinator in 2015. Unfortunately, the Browns fired their coaching staff after one season and he later agreed to coach the Eagles quarterbacks last year.
The Vikings hired DeFilippo as their offensive coordinator back in February, replacing Pat Shurmur.
In 2018, the Vikings offense ranked No. 17 in total yards, No. 20 in points scored, No. 30 in rushing yards and No. 8 in passing yards.