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Pat Shurmur focused on Minnesota Vikings QB coach Kevin Stefanski

10 February 2018, 01:56 | Pamela Mathis

Pat Shurmur focused on Minnesota Vikings QB coach Kevin Stefanski

Pat Shurmur focused on Minnesota Vikings QB coach Kevin Stefanski

Covered the 49ers, Raiders and Warriors for the San Jose Mercury News.

The game of Connect the Dots between the Eagles, Vikings and Giants just turned up in the Giants' favor.

The Minnesota Vikings officially named Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo as their new offensive coordinator. Zimmer and general manager Rick Spielman had interviewed DeFilippo on Thursday after the Eagles' parade for winning the Super Bowl and a deal was reached on a two-year contract.

The Minnesota Vikings have found their replacement for departed offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur.

DeFilippo comes to the Vikings at a time when their quarterback picture is muddled with uncertainty.

Stefanski, 35, began coaching with the Vikings as an assistant to then-head coach Brad Childress in 2006. The promising news among all that ambiguity? The duo combined to throw for 3,833 yards and 38 touchdowns in the regular season.

It's time to go to work (again).


In 2009, he prepared Sanchez in his rookie season as much as he could and it resulted in the signal caller helping the New York Jets get all the way to the AFC Championship.

Pat Shurmur focused on Minnesota Vikings QB coach Kevin Stefanski
Pat Shurmur focused on Minnesota Vikings QB coach Kevin Stefanski

Kevin Stefanski (r.), seen here with Vikings QB Case Keenum, could be the next OC of the Giants. DeFilippo will be tasked with making sure Minnesota is as aggressive throwing the ball as it is running it.

Reich, was the Eagles' offensive coordinator the past two seasons, is considered the front-runner to be the Colts new coach.

DeFilippo may not be handed a quarterback next season with the most talent in the NFL. DeFilippo then helped direct Foles to 971 passing yards (13th most all-time in a single National Football League postseason), six touchdowns, only one interception and a 115.7 passer rating in three playoff games.

DeFilippo demurred when asked which quarterback he's coached - from Derek Carr and Carson Wentz to Nick Foles and Josh McCown - best epitomized what he's looking for in his offense.

How did that production come together in such a short period of time? Despite only playing in 13 games before suffering a season-ending ACL injury, Wentz finished the season with 33 touchdowns, the most in franchise history, and a 101.9 passer rating, the third-highest in franchise history.

"He has a track record of success and has proven to be a great teacher", Zimmer added. "He understands the offense, he knows what we're trying to get across". It seems Groh would likely be interested in the quarterbacks job.

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