Adam Schefter reports that the Vikings have denied the Giants permission to interview and hire QBs coach Kevin Stefanski as New York’s new offensive coordinator.
Earlier this week, Alex Marvez of the Sporting News reported that Stefanski will either be promoted to offensive coordinator in Minnesota or depart to be the Giants’ new offensive coordinator under Pat Shurmur.
Jason La Canfora added that Stefanski was “likely” to be hired by the Giants following the news that Minnesota is adding Eagles QBs coach John DeFilippo as their new offensive coordinator, so this is clearly a big disappointment for New York’s front office.
If the Giants miss out on Stefanski, sources have told Marvez that Eagles RBs coach Duce Staley would become the frontrunner for their offensive coordinator vacancy.
Stefanski, 35, began his NFL coaching career as an operations intern with the Eagles back in 2005. He was later hired by the Vikings as an assistant to head coach a year later.
Stefanski had held a number of positions with the Vikings including TEs coach and RBs coach before he was promoted to QBs coach last year.