Key Vikings Coach Rejects Interview Offer From Other Team

Tyler Maher
The Minnesota Vikings can count on at least one of their coaches staying put.
The Minnesota Vikings can count on at least one of their coaches staying put. / (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

The offseason is officially underway for most teams across the NFL and coaches are already starting to change hands. Some have been fired and some have been hired, while others have decided to stay put.

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Wes Phillips falls into the latter camp after recently declining a job interview with another team.

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Phillips is in high demand after helping lead the Vikings to a 13-4 regular-season record this year with an offense that ranked eighth in scoring and seventh in total yards. The Los Angeles Chargers requested to speak with him for their OC opening after firing Joe Lombardi in the wake of their playoff collapse, but Phillips told them he wasn't interested.

Instead, Phillips will return for a second season as Minnesota's offensive coordinator. He reportedly likes working for the Vikings and feels valued by the organization. He's also excited by the progress his players made this year and wants to ultimately help them win a championship after falling short in the Wild Card Round.

Phillips' loyalty to the Vikings is admirable, especially in a league where players and coaches change teams at the drop of a hat. He clearly has a good relationship with the team, which hopefully pays off with a Super Bowl ring sooner rather than later.

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