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Report: John DeFilippo is the new Vikings offensive coordinator

DeFilippo put himself on the fast track by coaching Carson Wentz and Nick Foles in Philadelphia.
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One of the masterminds behind the brilliant offense the Eagles showcased all season long is the new offensive coordinator for the Vikings. 

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Vikings will hire former Eagles quarterbacks coach, John DeFilippo, to run their offense.

DeFilippo replaces Pat Shurmur, who was hired as the new head coach of the New York Giants following Minnesota's season-ending loss to the Eagles in the NFC Championship Game. 

With the Vikings, DeFilippo inherits a complex quarterback situation. 

Teddy Bridgewater, Case Keenum and Sam Bradford are all set to become unrestricted free agents, putting themselves in the same pool as Kirk Cousins, who might break the bank to a record contract wherever he signs. 

Earlier Thursday, the 49ers made Jimmy Garoppolo the highest paid player in NFL history by signing him to a reported five-year, $137.5 million deal. 

As Eagles quarterbacks coach, DeFilippo deserves a large chunk of the credit for helping Carson Wentz develop into an MVP caliber quarterback in his second season, and for helping Nick Foles jump in after Wentz was injured late in the season to lead Philly to the city's first Super Bowl. 

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