Report: Giants want Kevin Stefanski for offensive coordinator

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As the Vikings’ quarterbacks coach, Kevin Stefanski worked under Pat Shurmur in Minnesota last season.

Shurmur would reportedly like to have Stefanski working under him again with the Giants in 2018. Alex Marvez of Sporting News reports that Stefanski is Shurmur’s top target for offensive coordinator as he fills out his staff with his new team. Ralph Vacchiano of SNY reports that Stefanski could also serve as quarterbacks coach as Shurmur will be calling plays for the Giants.

The issue for the Giants is that Stefanski is also under consideration to replace Shurmur as the offensive coordinator for the Vikings. His top competition appears to be Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo, who is set to interview for the job on Thursday, and the Vikings won’t free Stefanski to talk to the Giants unless they decide to move in another direction.

DeFilippo’s own plans could be related to whether the Eagles lose offensive coordinator Frank Reich to the Colts, who are interviewing him as a head coaching candidate. If all the musical chairs leave the two quarterbacks coach with their current teams, Eagles running backs coach Duce Staley could wind up as the Giants offensive coordinator.

12 responses to “Report: Giants want Kevin Stefanski for offensive coordinator

  1. Yeah, if the Vikings hire DeFilippo, Stefansi will go to the Giants, which would be annoying because I hate to lose a good young coach. The Vikings might prefer DeFilippo because he has more experience than Stefanski and the OC will be running the entire offense.

    On the other hand, DeFilippo is considered a future head coach so if he’s successful and moves up to be a HC (or even if he isn’t and gets fired), Stefansi will have gained experience as an OC with the Giants and would likely take the opportunity to run the offense with the Vikings.

  2. Just as long as he doesn’t call the end zone corner fade from the 10 yard line on in 3 times in a row I think I will be fine !

  3. Shurmur wants DeFilippo. Says he wants Stefanski to make the Vikes make a move on Stefanski so he can get his guy. Vikings better be on top of this. If Reich takes the Colts job, DeFilippo probably takes the OC job in Philly…then Shurmur would probably hire Stefanski…and The Vikings end up in familiar territory… Standing alone in the wind.

  4. Doubt DeFilippo stays in Philly if Reich leaves. He’d be OC in name only. Pederson calls the plays. In New York, Shurmur will probably call the plays. Zimmer has no interest in running the offense because he runs the defense. Minnesota would be best fit for either DeFilippo or Stefanski because they’d have full control over offensive play-calling. Bevell is also in play but it looks like the Vikings would prefer DeFilippo or Stefanski. In the end, I bet Stefanski winds up with the Vikings gig.

  5. Defilippo stays with the Eagles He wont call plays in the game he will set up plays to call during the game. Comes to the vikings…. Here’s the keys don’t crash it. Goes to the Giants same with Stefanski. Shurmer will call the plays Stefanski will be a playbook pre game manager…

    If your a coach wouldn’t you want to be the guy calling the shots…

  6. The Vikes OC job is the only one of the 3 where the OC actually is calling the game. The HC’s of the other two teams will not hand that over. So….be an OC with total control of the O in MN or just an OC by title in the other 2 spots. I’d take full control.

  7. Based on what people say about him and the fact he lasted through 3 different coaching regimes he did something right. It’s his time to shine.

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