The Vikings officially announced the hire of John DeFilippo as their new offensive coordinator on Friday.
Here’s a statement from Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer regarding the move:
“We are very excited to add John to our staff. We took our time with the search and made sure we left no stone unturned to get the right fit. He has a track record of success and has proven to be a great teacher. We feel John will have good chemistry with our team and we are all eager to get to work.”
Adam Schefter reports that the Vikings are hiring former Eagles’ QB coach John DeFilippo as their offensive coordinator.
This officially opens the door for Vikings QBs coach Kevin Stefanski to join Pat Shurmur’s staff with the Giants as their offensive coordinator.
The Vikings also showed interest in Darrell Bevell, Dan Campbell and Sean Ryan for their offensive coordinator position.
DeFilippo, 39, 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.