The Eagles have denied the Jets permission to interview quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo for their vacant offensive coordinator job, per Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Eagles denied Jets permission to interview their QB coach John DeFilippo for offensive coordinator job, per league source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 5, 2017
DeFilippo is in his first year as quarterbacks coach with the Eagles after spending last season as the Browns offensive coordinator. DeFilippo is a familiar face to the Jets, having been their quarterbacks coach in 2009. The Jets have an opening at offensive coordinator after Chan Gailey retired.
Mike Garafolo of NFL Network indicated that DeFilippo was if not the Jets top choice, he was one of them:
So much for that idea for NYJ. He wasn't the sole candidate but they liked him a lot. They might even look to the college ranks. Stay tuned. https://t.co/BPEy6ma1Cx— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) January 5, 2017
DeFilippo is, so far, the only candidate the Jets have reportedly expressed interest in.