New York Giants want Minnesota's Kevin Stefanski as new offensive coordinator

Vikings could promote Kevin Stefanski to OC, play keep-away with Giants' top target

Giants can zero in on Kevin Stefanski after Vikings hire John DeFilippo

The Vikings denied the New York Giants permission to interview quarterbacks coach Kevin Stefanski to be their offensive coordinator, ESPN reported Saturday.

With Stefanski off the table, the Giants may turn their sights to Eagles running backs coach and former National Football League running back Duce Staley to fill their vacant offensive coordinator job.

Kevin Stefanski is in high demand this offseason and will ultimately land a job as an offensive coordinator.

The Vikings weren't expected to make it to the playoffs with Keenum as the starter, and they coasted all the way to the NFC Championship Game. But that doesn't change the fact that NY needs to get their offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach positions filled quickly.

Shurmur was hired as head coach of the New York Giants on January 22.

The Eagles recently lost their quarterbacks coach and their offensive coordinator Frank Reich is in the running for the Indianapolis Colts head coaching job. And Bevell was Childress' offensive coordinator during Childress' four-plus seasons as head coach in Minnesota (2006-10).

Everyone knows it would be a promotion for Stefanski to move from coaching just the quarterbacks on one team to being hired as another team's offensive coordinator. I certainly support a person's ability to find a new and better job and be able to leave their current organization he is with to do so.

Perhaps the Star Tribune's Ben Goessling has it right that DeFilippo, who has already been on other teams' radar as a future head coach (both Chicago and Arizona reportedly interviewed him), may not be around after next season, and there would be an opening at OC for Stefanski. And while the Seahawks' defense has been the team's backbone, Bevell was the OC for the Seahawks' XVLIII championship team that pounded Peyton Manning's Broncos, 43-8, at MetLife Stadium. This was a little surprising since Shurmur had been waiting to hire his offensive coordinator in part because he wanted it to be Stefanski, if the Vikings went in a different direction with their coordinator.

DeFilippo, who was a four-year letter-winner as a quarterback for James Madison, has taken his 11th job in what will be a 19th season of coaching. Foles was named Super Bowl MVP for his performance against the Patriots.

As the Giants' head coach, Shurmur will be the offensive and quarterback authority.

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