Eagles QB Coach John DeFilippo Hired as Vikings OC After Super Bowl 52 Win

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured Columnist

This is a photo of John DeFilippo of the Philadelphia Eagles NFL football team. This image reflects the Philadelphia Eagles active roster as of Tuesday, June 20, 2017. (AP Photo)
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The Minnesota Vikings have found their new offensive coordinator by hiring Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo, the team announced Friday morning.

ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported Thursday that DeFilippo would take over the role vacated by Pat Shurmur.

Shurmur was hired as head coach of the New York Giants on Jan. 22. Minnesota's offense finished last season ranked 10th in the NFL with 23.9 points per game.

DeFilippo worked with Carson Wentz and Nick Foles in Philadelphia during the 2017 season. The duo combined to throw for 3,833 yards and 38 touchdowns in the regular season. Foles was named MVP of Super Bowl LII and had 725 yards with six touchdowns in the Eagles' playoff wins over the Vikings and New England Patriots.

Before joining the Eagles' coaching staff two years ago, DeFilippo served as quarterbacks coach for the Oakland Raiders from 2012-14 and offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns in 2015.

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