The St. Paul Pioneer Press is reporting Flip is being considered for the Minnesota Vikings’ offensive coordinator job.
President/co-owner Mark Wilf said more candidates could be interviewed for #Vikings offensive coordinator job. I'm told a name to keep an eye on is Eagles QB coach John DeFilippo. Vikings haven't talked to him but could interview him after Sunday's Super Bowl.— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) January 31, 2018
Flip received some head coaching buzz this offseason but that ultimately didn’t pan out. It’s still very possible he leaves the Eagles, though, due to his contract being up.
If Flip’s contract wasn’t set to expire after Sunday, the Eagles could block the Vikings from hiring him. But that’s not the case here.
The Vikings job could be desirable for Flip in the sense that Mike Zimmer is a defensive head coach and Flip could call the offensive plays. Having success in that role would build his resume and give him a stronger chance at landing a head coaching job.
The tricky thing about the Vikings job is that Teddy Bridgewater, Sam Bradford, and Case Keenum are all set to be free agents this offseason. It’s unclear who Minnesota will keep and who actually wants to return. Also it’s entirely possible that none of those players are all that great. And it’s not like the Vikings can bank on drafting a quarterback since they’ll be picking towards the end of the first round after getting blown out in the NFC Championship Game.
If the Eagles lose Flip, Philadelphia will have to find a new quarterback coach. Given the Eagles’ success, it’d be ideal to see Flip stick around for another season, but it’s hard to blame him if he leaves for a promotion.