Published: Sat, February 10, 2018
Sports | By Spencer Underwood

Vikings hire Eagles' QB coach John DeFilippo as OC

Vikings hire Eagles' QB coach John DeFilippo as OC

With Pat Shurmur now the new Giants coach, the Vikings have found his replacement, announcing Friday that John DeFilippo would be the next offensive coordinator. As an offensive coach, I've never been more on edge planning for a defense than in the last two years. Taylor joined the Eagles staff under Chip Kelly in 2013 but has continued to impress Pederson and could either replace DeFilippo or stand as a potential option to fill in at wide receivers coach if Mike Groh takes the quarterbacks coach job.

"We are very excited to add John to our staff".

This decision makes all the sense in the world considering the QB situation in Minnesota and DeFilippo's track record in Philly developing any QB to fit the system. "We feel John will have good chemistry with our team and are all eager to get to work".

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This is a significant career advancement for him, even if he did not get a head coaching job due in part to the Eagles' Super Bowl run.

The Vikings ranked 10th in the league in points scored and 11th in yards last season, which was impressive considering the team was without Cook and then starting quarterback Sam Bradford for the majority of the 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.

DeFilippo's contract originally ran through February 14, but the Eagles granted him permission to meet with the Vikings on Thursday. The duo combined to throw for 3,833 yards and 38 touchdowns in the regular season. But perhaps DeFilippo sees something in the quarterback that he can work with and can help develop into more of a complete player. DeFilippo also interviewed for the Arizona Cardinals and Chicago Bears' head coaching positions before they hired Steve Wilks and Matt Nagy, respectively. Former Seattle Seahawks and Vikings offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell was also considered along with Houston Texans quarterbacks coach Sean Ryan and New Orleans Saints tight ends coach Dan Campbell, according to various reports.

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