Eagles QB Coach John DeFilippo Reportedly Will Be Hired as Vikings OC

Kevin Stefanski

The Minnesota Vikings have named John DeFilippo offensive coordinator. Will be updated from DeFilippo conference call with reporters at 1 p.m. CST.

Offensive coordinator Frank Reich is scheduled to interview to become head coach of the Indianapolis Colts and quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo will interview with the Minnesota Vikings to become offensive coordinator. DeFilippo spent two seasons (2016-17) as the Eagles quarterbacks coach after spending the previous season as the offensive coordinator of the Cleveland Browns.

In case you haven't heard, DeFilippo and the Eagles are fresh off the franchise's first Super Bowl victory. However, Minnesota will not let Stefanski go easy and, in fact, won't let him go at all unless they are able to hire Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo. Philadelphia OC Dan Reich is a candidate for the Colts head coach opening that became vacant this week after Josh McDaniels made a decision to stay the offensive coordinator of the New England Patriots.

"He has a track record of success and has proven to be a great teacher", Zimmer added. Foles won Super Bowl MVP.

DeFilippo's contract originally ran through February 14, but the Eagles granted him permission to meet with the Vikings on Thursday.

In his time with the Eagles, DeFilippo oversaw the early development of quarterback Carson Wentz, who was in the discussion for the NFL MVP this past year before a torn ACL ended his year prematurely. Minnesota's offense finished last season ranked 10th in the National Football League with 23.9 points per game. The duo combined to throw for 3,833 yards and 38 touchdowns in the regular season. New England at U.S. Bank Stadium after throwing for 373 yards, three touchdowns, one interception and a 106.1 passer rating, as well as catching one pass for one yard and one touchdown.

"It was obviously a special opportunity to work for [Vikings Head] Coach [Mike] Zimmer and learn from him and work for another great head coach in another opportunity for myself to call plays", DeFilippo said. In a Q&A post, Chicago Tribune reporter Brad Biggs noted that when Groh left the Bears to join the Rams' staff a few years ago, he did so partly because he had hoped to become the Bears' quarterbacks coach, but was passed over for the job.

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