KEYC - Vikings hire Eagles QB coach John DeFilippo to run offense

Vikings hire Eagles QB coach John DeFilippo to run offense

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By DAVE CAMPBELL
AP Pro Football Writer

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings have hired Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo as their offensive coordinator.

DeFilippo replaces Pat Shurmur, who became head coach of the New York Giants. The 39-year-old DeFilippo spent two seasons with the Eagles after one year as offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns.

DeFilippo becomes the third offensive coordinator Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has had in five seasons on the job.

The deal was done Friday, five days after the Eagles won the Super Bowl in Minnesota behind an MVP performance by Nick Foles.

With guidance from DeFilippo, offensive coordinator Frank Reich and head coach Doug Pederson, Foles found a rhythm in the playoffs after a rocky takeover for the injured Carson Wentz and led the Eagles to their first NFL title since 1960.

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