John DeFilippo was hired as the team’s offensive coordinator on Jan. 16, 2019, after coaching professionally for 12 seasons. During his tenure as the offensive coordinator in Minnesota (2018), he helped QB Kirk Cousins break multiple NFL records, including the most consecutive games with 30-plus completions (four) and the most passing completions in the month of September (131), a record previously set by Tom Brady in 2002 (129). Cousins became the first player in NFL history to throw at least 30 TDs and 4,000 passing yards, while completing over 70 pct. of his passes with 10-or-fewer INTs. The Vikings’ aerial assault also helped WR Adam Thielen set the NFL record for the most receptions through the first eight games of a season (74) and Thielen became the first player in NFL history to register 100-plus receiving yards in each of the team’s first eight games of a season. In addition to offensive coordinator experience in Minnesota, he also led Cleveland’s offensive unit in 2015.