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John DeFilippo hired as Jaguars offensive coordinator

NFL: Philadelphia Eagles-Minicamp Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars will be hiring former Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, according to multiple reports.

DeFilippo was recently fired by the Vikings reportedly because he was not running the football enough, however in most circles DeFilippo is thought of as a good offensive play designer, 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.