Vikings Coaching Staff | Minnesota Vikings - vikings.com
The Minnesota Vikings named Wes Phillips offensive coordinator. Phillips adds 15 years of NFL coaching experience to the staff, most recently serving as pass game coordinator/tight ends coach for the Los Angeles Rams, who won Super Bowl LVI over the Cincinnati Bengals.
Phillips worked as a tight ends coach from 2013-21,, helping a player from his unit post 500-plus receiving yards in nine consecutive seasons. Phillips joins the Minnesota Vikings after spending the past three seasons with the Los Angeles Rams as the tight ends coach in 2019-20 and pass game coordinator/tight ends coach in 2021. Phillips assisted in QB Matthew Stafford's first season with the team, helping him throw for the third-most passing yards (4,886) and second-most touchdowns (41) in the NFL, all while achieving his career-best 102.9 passer rating (in seasons with more than eight starts). During his first year as pass game coordinator, WR Cooper Kupp had one of the best receiving seasons in NFL history, leading the NFL in receptions (145), receiving yards (1,947) and receiving touchdowns (16), earning AP First-Team All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors.
Phillips played a vital role in developing TE Tyler Higbee and TE Gerald Everett. In 2019, the first year of Phillips' tenure, Higbee set career highs in receptions (69) and receiving yards (734), while Everett recorded his first career 400-plus yard receiving season. Higbee has also posted three consecutive 500-plus receiving seasons, joining TE George Kittle and TE Dallas Goedert as the only NFC tight ends to accomplish this feat since 2019.