Vikings president/co-owner Mark Wilf said Wednesday that more candidates could be interviewed for the team’s offensive coordinator job, even though there were some recent reports that a decision could be coming at some point in the near future.
Chris Tomasson reports that a name to keep an eye on for the Vikings is Eagles QBs coach John DeFilippo. While the Vikings haven’t talked to DeFilippo yet, they could set up an interview for after Sunday’s Super Bowl.
Last night, a report said that Vikings QBs coach Kevin Stefanski is in “strong position” to be the team’s new offensive coordinator. However, Pat Shurmur is also interested in hiring Stefanski as his offensive coordinator with the Giants, which could factor into the equation.
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.