For the second day in a row, a report has surfaced about a team wanting to inquire with the Minnesota Vikings for permission to interview a member of their coaching staff.
The #Chargers have requested to speak with #Vikings offensive coordinator Wes Phillips about their OC position, but Phillips plans to stay with Minnesota, per sources. Phillips highly valued there and Vikings building something he wants to see through.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) January 19, 2023
According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, the Los Angeles Chargers have asked permission to speak with Vikings’ offensive coordinator Wes Phillips about their vacant offensive coordinator position. Fowler does say, however, that Phillips intends to stay with the Vikings.
Last year was the first season for Phillips as an offensive coordinator, as he came with Kevin O’Connell from the Rams. Phillips spent a couple of seasons with the Rams as their tight ends coach and passing game coordinator before assuming the OC role with the Vikings this season.
Today’s request comes on the heels of the New England Patriots requesting to speak with wide receivers coach Keenan McCardell about their offensive coordinator opening. That interview is apparently taking place today.
We’ll see what happens with the McCardell interview, but it appears that the Vikings’ current offensive coordinator will remain in that capacity despite overtures from another team to take that same position.