According to a report from ESPN’s Adam Caplan, the Jets plan on targeting Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo as a candidate for their offensive coordinator position.
On Tuesday, the Jets made big changes on the offensive side of their coaching staff. Offensive coordinator Chan Gailey retired, and quarterbacks coach Kevin Patullo was fired, as was running backs coach Marcel Shipp.
DeFilippo, who went to nearby Radnor High School, joined Doug Pederson’s coaching staff last January after spending a year as the Browns’ offensive coordinator. He also previously worked as the Raiders’ quarterbacks coach, working with Derek Carr as a rookie.
This season, rookie quarterback Carson Wentz threw 16 touchdowns to 14 interceptions and set an Eagles franchise record for most completions in a season with DeFilippo as his quarterbacks coach.
The news comes on the heels of yesterday’s report that the Bills plan on interviewing Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich for their open head coaching position.
When a team’s coaches are consistently targeted for openings, especially after a 7-9 season, it’s usually a good sign.