Report: Vikings hiring Wes Phillips as offensive coordinator

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We already knew the Vikings were hiring Rams passing game coordinator Wes Phillips. The only question was whether the job was for offensive coordinator or passing game coordinator.

Now comes word that Phillips will join Kevin O’Connell’s first staff as offensive coordinator, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports.

Chargers receivers coach Chris Beatty and Rams running backs coach Thomas Brown were other candidates for the job.

Phillips joined the Rams as their tight ends coach in 2019 and added the passing game coordinator title in 2021. He spent the previous five seasons coaching tight ends with Washington and worked for the Cowboys from 2007-13. His father, Wade Phillips, was the head coach of the Cowboys from 2007 until his firing eight games into the 2010 season.

7 responses to “Report: Vikings hiring Wes Phillips as offensive coordinator

  1. How’d ya like to be the grandson of a Bum? I think He’ll join the group with a chip on his shoulder and fit right in. As a Viking fan since 1961, I’m as excited as my father was when they hired Bud Grant. A Bud and a Bum—and, here we go, throw in a Kwesi and we are set. I can only come up with one response, SKOL!

  2. Does anyone else think the title “Passing game coordinator” screams “too many cheifs”

  3. I wonder how many more qualified coaches have missed oppurtunities through out that last several 30 years, so coaches could hire their kids on the staff.

  4. Sean McVay, Kyle Shanahan, Matt LaFleur and Kevin O’Connell are all former Washington offensive assistants who are head coaches and Wes Phillips appears on his way to joining them.

    Meanwhile in Washington, Taylor Heinicke pushing up helium balls in the hopes that Terry McLaurin bails him out is considered offensive innovation.

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