The end of the regular season is also the start of a busy period for NFL teams. One in which teams with holes in their Front Office look to fill them before their perfect candidate gets snapped up. The New York Jets very recently announced that Offensive Coordinator Chan Gailey is retiring. According to Mike Garafolo, Eagles quarterback coach John DeFilippo could be on their shortlist.
Jets have a few OC candidates in mind. Again, Eagles QB coach John DeFilippo expected to be among them.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) January 3, 2017
Jets HC Todd Bowles was previously non-committal as to whether Gailey would return as the Offensive Coordinator, but his retirement from the league perhaps came as a surprise to some. A former Head Coach of the Buffalo Bills, Gailey is a true veteran when it comes to NFL experience, having coached in the league as early as 1985 with the Denver Broncos and attaining his first Head Coach role with Dallas three seasons later.
The Jets will be looking to stabilize their franchise..and replacing Gailey will be of the upmost importance.
DeFilippo was bought in by the Eagles in January this year, with the intention of developing Carson Wentz. Having previously worked with Derek Carr, DeFilippo also has OC experience, having had his first taste of the role in Cleveland a year ago.
The Eagles would likely be unwilling to let DeFilippo go, as the Birds have built an environment for Carson Wentz to thrive in. But it will be interesting to see if the Jets to request an interview, just as the Bills have with Eagles Offensive Coordinator, Frank Reich. If the Eagles lost both Reich and DeFilippo to other teams, it would be a massive blow to their front office and replacing them would be anything but easy.
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