When it comes to finding a new Offensive Coordinator, the Minnesota Vikings made us wait just about as long as they could. However, in the end, it appears as though they got “their guy.”
Vikings are hiring former Eagles’ QB coach John DeFilippo as their OC, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 9, 2018
Super Bowl brain drain underway in Philadelphia.
Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Vikings are officially hiring Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo to be their new Offensive Coordinator.
DeFilippo, who will turn 40 a couple of weeks before the 2018 NFL Draft, has been a quarterbacks coach in both the professional and collegiate ranks. He also has one year of experience as an NFL Offensive Coordinator, as he held that position in 2015 with the Cleveland Browns under then-head coach Mike Pettine. The Browns weren’t great offensively that season, but their quarterbacks were also a combination of Josh McCown, Johnny Manziel, and Austin Davis.
Now that the new Offensive Coordinator is in place, it’s time to set about the business of figuring out who the quarterback of this team is going to be. Vikings’ GM Rick Spielman said repeatedly that the input of the new OC would play a significant role in whether or not the Vikings would keep one of their four current quarterbacks (Case Keenum, Teddy Bridgewater, Sam Bradford, or Kyle Sloter) or perhaps venture outside of the organization to find their new signal caller.
But, it appears that the search for a new Offensive Coordinator in Minnesota has officially come to an end.
Welcome to Minnesota, John DeFilippo!