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John DeFilippo Named Quarterbacks Coach

Posted Jan 21, 2016


After serving as the Cleveland Browns' offensive coordinator last season, John DeFilippo will join the Eagles’ coaching staff as the quarterbacks coach in 2016 as the two sides agreed to terms Thursday morning. At the NFL level, DeFilippo has nine years of coaching experience working in different positions for the New York Giants, Oakland Raiders, New York Jets and the Browns. He has also coached at the collegiate level, serving as a quarterbacks coach for the majority of his career.

In his last quarterbacks coach position with the Raiders from 2012-14, DeFilippo helped develop second-round pick Derek Carr, who led all 2014 rookies in completions (348), passing yards (3,270) and passing touchdowns (21). His completion total was the second-highest by any NFL rookie and his 21 touchdown passes tied for fifth-most all-time. Carr also threw the fewest interceptions (12) of all rookie quarterbacks in NFL history with at least 450 passing attempts. The previous year, DeFilippo guided Terrelle Pryor and Matt McGloin. The two quarterbacks combined for 3,345 yards on the year, while Pryor also added 576 rushing yards, the most by a quarterback in Raiders history. In 2012, he helped Carson Palmer put forth one of his most productive seasons, throwing for 4,018 yards with 22 touchdown passes.

DeFilippo will also be very familiar with current Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez. The two worked together during Sanchez’s rookie season in 2009, when the Jets advanced to the AFC Championship Game.

On Wednesday, the Eagles announced other additions to head coach Doug Pederson's staff including offensive coordinator Frank Reich.

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