JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Jaguars have employed former Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator John DeFilippo to serve in the identical place, the group confirmed Wednesday.
DeFilippo, who will likely be formally introduced as the Jaguars’ new offensive coordinator Wednesday afternoon, is tasked with fixing an offense that scored simply two touchdowns within the remaining 5 video games of the 2018 season and ranked 27th in complete offense and 31st in scoring.
He’ll even have to do it with a quarterback who is not but on the roster, as a result of the group is anticipated to transfer on from Blake Bortles and get a quarterback by means of free company or the draft — or each.
The Eagles quarterback might get out of his contract and take a look at the market this offseason. The state of affairs has layers, although. Allow us to clarify.
Regardless of Nick Foles’ success in restricted time the previous two years, Eagles coach Doug Pederson says the group is dedicated to Carson Wentz.
The Eagles quarterback did not need to elaborate on the probability he is headed elsewhere, preferring as an alternative to savor his Philadelphia second.
A kind of choices could possibly be Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles, whom DeFilippo labored with in 2017 throughout his two seasons as quarterbacks coach. Buying Foles, nevertheless, might show pricey. The Eagles can train a $20 million choice after which commerce him, seemingly asking for vital compensation. Or Foles can turn into a free agent, can have a number of suitors and can demand a starter’s wage.
When Carson Wentz was injured throughout an MVP-caliber 2017 season, DeFilippo helped tutor Foles, who struggled as a starter within the remaining three regular-season video games however obtained sizzling within the postseason and ultimately was named Tremendous Bowl MVP.
The Jaguars additionally interviewed Darrell Bevell, Todd Monken, Gary Kubiak, and Mike McCoy for the place, which got here open when coach Doug Marrone fired Nathaniel Hackett on Nov. 26.
DeFilippo was fired by Vikings coach Mike Zimmer after simply 13 video games in 2018. Quarterback Kirk Cousins set profession highs in completion proportion (70.1) and landing passes (30) and threw solely 10 interceptions this previous season, however the Vikings ranked 17th in complete offense, 30th in speeding and 20th in scoring on the time DeFilippo was fired.
Operating again Dalvin Cook dinner missed six video games with a hamstring harm, which impacted the offense. The Vikings additionally had the fourth-highest move proportion within the league (64.four %).
DeFilippo first served as an offensive coordinator within the NFL with Cleveland from 2012 to 2014. His offenses ranked 25th, 17th and 23rd in complete offense and 24th, 27th and 27th in scoring. He spent the 2015 season as Oakland’s quarterbacks coach — Derek Carr threw for three,987 yards and a career-high 32 TDs and was a Professional Bowler — earlier than becoming a member of the Eagles as quarterbacks coach beneath Doug Pederson.
DeFilippo has a reference to Jaguars government vice chairman of soccer operations Tom Coughlin, serving as his high quality management coach with the New York Giants in 2005 and 2006.
The Jaguars additionally will formally announce the hirings of operating backs coach Terry Robiskie, offensive line coach George Warhop and secondary coach Tim Walton later Wednesday.