Adam Schefter reports that the Vikings would like to talk with Eagles’ QB coach John DeFilippo about their offensive coordinator job.
However, Minnesota would have to wait 10 days until after the Eagles’ season ends to do so and they appear to be willing to wait it out for the chance to speak with DeFilippo.
This fits with a report from Ben Goessling of the Star-Tribune, who mentioned yesterday that the Vikings are still planning to talk to DeFilippo about their offensive coordinator position.
Goessling previously reported that sources believe DeFilippo will stay in Philadelphia, despite interest from the Vikings regarding their offensive coordinator job. Goessling’s sense is that Vikings QBs coach Kevin Stefanski remains a “strong candidate” for Minnesota’s offensive coordinator vacancy.
The other candidates to take over for Shurmur as the Vikings’ coordinator include Darrell Bevell, Dan Campbell and Sean Ryan.
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.
In 2016, the Jets ranked No. 26 in total yards, No. 12 in rushing yards, No. 27 in passing yards and No. 29 in points scored this year.
We’ll have more regarding the Vikings’ offensive coordinator job as the news is available.