ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Eagles have denied the Jets permission to interview their QBs coach John DeFilippo for their offensive coordinator vacancy.
Adam Caplan of ESPN reports that the Jets are expected to request permission to interview Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo for their offensive coordinator vacancy.
Earlier in the week, Jets offensive coordinator Chan Gailey announced that he’s retiring from the NFL.
“I informed Coach Bowles prior to the 2016 season that I would retire after this season,” Gailey said in a statement. “I thought it was best to tell him early, so that he could begin to think about how he would move the team forward on offense. While we did not have the season we all wanted to have, I think there are some great people here at the Jets and in the New York/New Jersey area. I wish them all the best moving forward.”
There were some reports that Gailey could be out in New York, so it’s not all that surprising to see them in the market for a new coordinator.
Another name connected to the Jets’ offensive coordinator job is former Chargers HC Mike McCoy.
DeFilippo, 38, began his NFL coaching career with the Giants back in 2005. He spent two years with the Giants before the Raiders hired him as their quarterbacks coach in 2007.
After a brief stint with the Jets, DeFilippo returned to the Raiders and was later hired by the Browns as their offensive coordinator in 2015. Unfortunately, the Browns fired their coaching staff after one season and he later agreed to coach the Eagles quarterbacks last year.
In 2016, the Jets ranked No. 26 in total yards, No. 12 in rushing yards, No. 27 in passing yards and No. 29 in points scored this year.