By Glenn Naughton
Now that Jets offensive coordinator Chan Gailey has retired, Gang Green will begin the task of finding their next play caller on offense, and one name already rumored is current Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks coach, John DiFilippo.
#Jets sources said among names expected to be targeted for OC job: #Eagles QB coach John DeFilippo.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) January 3, 2017
According to Adam Caplan of ESPN, a Jets source mentioned DeFilippo as a possible target.
DeFilippo has one season as a coordinator under his belt when he held that position with the Cleveland Browns under Mike Pettine in 2015 when Cleveland had the league’s 30th ranked offense, putting up 17.4 points per game.
DeFilippo has also spent six years as a quarterbacks coach outside of this season with the Eagles.
During stints with the Jets and Raiders, DeFilippo has mentored the likes of Jamarcus Russell, Marques Tuiasosopo, Mark Sanchez, Matt Leinart, Terrelle Pryor, Matt McGloin and Derek Carr during his rookie campaign.