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Report: Vikings have narrowed Offensive Coordinator decision to Kevin Stefanski or John DeFilippo

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One of the two men will call plays for Mike Zimmer in 2018

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We’ve been waiting for over two weeks for the Minnesota Vikings to make a decision on who their next Offensive Coordinator will be, and a report has surfaced that says that, of the five potential candidates, the team has narrowed their choices to two.

Alex Marvez of The Sporting News and SiriusXM NFL Radio is reporting that the next Offensive Coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings will be either their current quarterbacks coach, Kevin Stefanski, or John DeFilippo, the current quarterbacks coach for the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Vikings are, reportedly, interviewing DeFilippo today for the position. They interviewed Stefanski for the job as a part of the first group of candidates they sat down with.

If the Vikings do decide that DeFilippo is their guy, the likelihood is that Stefanski would be released from his contract. In that case, he would probably end up going to join Pat Shurmur with the New York Giants. Rumors have been swirling that Shurmur is interested in Stefanski for the Offensive Coordinator job in New York.

Stefanski has been with the Vikings since the Brad Childress regime began in 2006, and has coached several different positions on the offensive side of the ball. DeFilippo has had several jobs in the NFL, including one year of Offensive Coordinator experience with the Cleveland Browns, but has spent most of his NFL coaching career as a quarterbacks coach.

One way or another, the Offensive Coordinator search for the purple will apparently be resolved here before too much longer. After that, the team can get to the business of deciding on a quarterback and moving forward into the offseason.