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Bears Interview John DeFilippo For Head Coach Position

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The Chicago Bears announced Saturday that they interviewed Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo for their head coaching position.

The Radnor, Pennsylvania native joined the Eagles as part of Doug Pederson's staff in 2016 and helped develop Carson Wentz into an All-Pro quarterback in just two seasons.

Wentz, the No. 2 overall pick in 2016, broke virtually every rookie passing record in team history as well as the NFL first-year player mark for most completions.

In his second season, Wentz earned Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors as he set the franchise record for most passing touchdowns (33) despite missing the last three games with a knee injury. He also had just seven interceptions.

After Wentz's injury, backup Nick Foles stepped in and led the Eagles to a fourth-quarter, come-from-behind win over Los Angeles before winning starts against the Giants and Raiders to clinch home-field advantage for the NFC playoffs.

Prior to joining the Eagles, the 39-year-old DeFilippo was the offensive coordinator for the Browns, quarterbacks coach for the Raiders (twice), assistant quarterbacks coach for the Jets, offensive quality control coach for the Giants, and a coaching intern for the Colts and Panthers in addition to stops in the college ranks.

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