The Jacksonville Jaguars have been running through interviews trying to fill positions on their coaching staff, including offensive coordinator. The most recent name to make their way through TIAA Bank Field is former Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator John DeFilippo.
Sources tell our Jeff Prosser that former Vikings OC John DeFilippo interviewed with the #Jaguars over the weekend.— 1010 XL / 92.5 FM (@1010XL) January 14, 2019
DeFilippo was recently fired by the Vikings reportedly because he was not running the football too much, however in most circles DeFilippo is thought of as a good offensive coordinator, especially in the passing game. He has spent a large part of his coaching career as a quarterbacks coach and is credited with developing some guys like Carson Wentz, Derek Carr and helping get more out of players like Josh McCown and Nick Foles.
There is an interesting Tom Coughlin connection with DeFilippo however, as he got his break into the NFL with Coughlin’s New York Giants in 2005 as a quality control coach. Since then he’s bounced around as a quarterbacks coach/offensive coordinator at both the college and NFL level and many thought would soon be in line for a head coaching gig.