Vikings fire Offensive Coordinator John DeFilippo

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Minnesota Vikings has fired Offensive Coordinator John DeFilippo. He has been replaced on an interim basis by Quarterbacks Coach Kevin Stefanski.

Stefanski will also call the team’s plays. DeFilippo was fired after the team’s 21-7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football.

Stefanski is the son of Detroit Pistons GM Ed Stefanski.

Former Philadelphia Eagles Quarterbacks Coach John DeFilippo looks on as Nick Foles attempts a pass during practice for the Super Bowl
John DeFilippo looks on as Nick Foles attempts a pass (Getty Images)

According to Mike Sando, Stefanski was in line for the position before Mike Zimmer hired DeFilippo.

The 40-year-old Youngstown, Ohio native joined the Vikings in the off-season as Offensive Coordinator. He had spent the last two seasons as the Philadelphia Eagles Quarterbacks Coach in 2016 and 2017.

During his tenure with the Eagles, he helped develop Carson Wentz into a star. And helped guided the Eagles to their first Super Bowl in franchise history in February when they defeated the New England Patriots in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

When the Vikings hired DeFilippo as Offensive Coordinator, it was the first-time in three seasons that he had been an Offensive Coordinator. He spent the 2015 season as the Cleveland Browns Offensive Coordinator.

He spent the 2012 through 2014 seasons as the Oakland Raiders Quarterbacks Coach. He was the San Jose State Spartans Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach in 2011.

DeFilippo was the Spartans Quarterbacks Coach in 2010. He also was the New York Jets Quarterbacks Coach in 2009. He was the Raiders Quarterbacks Coach in 2007 and 2008.

He also was the New York Giants Offensive Quality Control Coach in 2005 and 2006. He also was the Columbia Lions Quarterbacks Coach in 2003 and 2004.

He served as a Notre Dame Fighting Irish Graduate Assistant in 2001 and 2002. He was the Fordham Rams Quarterbacks Coach in 2000.

The 36-year-old Stefanski spent the 2017 and 2018 seasons as the Vikings Quarterbacks Coach before his promotion on Tuesday. He was the Vikings Running Backs Coach in 2016.

He also served as the team’s Tight Ends Coach in 2014 and 2015. Stefanski was the Vikings Assistant Quarterbacks Coach from 2009 through 2013.

He began his tenure as the Assistant to Head Coach from 2006 through 2008. He was the Pennsylvania Quakers Assistant Director of Football Operations in 2005.

Stefanski began his career as an Operations Intern with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2005.

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