The Minnesota Vikings denied the New York Giants permission to interview quarterback coach Kevin Stefanski to be the next offensive coordinator in New York, according to a league source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Stefanski was not recently hired by the Vikings for the job of coordinator. The Giants and their new head coach, Pat Shurmur, who was the offensive coordinator in Minnesota before accepting the position in New York, had been waiting for weeks to see what would happen to Stefanski and the Vikings. The situation did not end in his favor.
It was known that Stefanski and Shurmur had a close working relationship, but the Vikings decided to deny the opportunity to reunite them, a rather surprising result after the Vikings announced the hiring of former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback coach John DiFilippo as their new coordinator. The Giants are still without an offensive coordinator. Some of the names mentioned in recent weeks as possibilities are the former Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator, Darrel Bevell, and the Eagles running backs coach, Duce Staley, who has previously worked with Shurmur.
The Eagles could also deny the Giants permission to speak with Staley as he is still under contract with the Eagles, according to a source.

The Eagles recently lost their quarterback coach and their offensive coordinator, Frank Reich, is one of the candidates to become head coach of the Indianapolis Colta.
The position of offensive coordinator with the Giants does not include power over the plays during the game. Shurmur intends to do that work in New York, just as he did for the last two seasons with Minnesota.
Stefanski, 35, would have had that role as the offensive coordinator of the Vikings. Instead, he will remain a part of Mike Zimmer’s coaching staff for at least one more year as they decide what they will do with the quarterback position.

Shurmur and Stefanski helped the Vikings maximize the work of stand-in Case Keenum last season. Keenum, who will soon be a free agent, threw for 22 touchdowns against seven interceptions after taking the reins of the offense after the injury to incumbent Sam Bradford.

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