After just one season with the team, the Jaguars and offensive coordinator John DeFilippo have mutually parted ways, the club announced today.
Hired in 2019, DeFilippo was brought in to provide the Jaguars of a much-needed boost in offensive production after the team fired former Jaguars offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett during the 2018 season.
In 2019, the Jaguars ranked 26th in the NFL in points with 300 and 20th in the NFL in total yards with 342 yards per game. The Jaguars also ranked in the bottom third in the NFL in points scored (300, 26th) and first downs (298, 27th). The team also saw a decline in third-down efficiency in 2019. After ranking 12th in third down conversions in 2018 with a 40.43% conversion rate, the Jaguars ranked 26th (33.55%) in 2019.
DeFilippo previously served as offensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings in 2018 before being let go by the club after week 14. DeFilippo also served as the Eagles’ quarterbacks coach from 2016-2017 where he coached Jaguars quarterback Nick Foles. Foles and DeFilippo were brought in together in 2019.
Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone will begin the search for a new offensive coordinator immediately. The team has now seen three offensive assistants leave since the end of the regular season including quarterbacks coach Scott Milanovich and assistant running backs coach John Donovan.