According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapport, the Seattle Seahawks could be paying very close attention to one Eagles coach when the team clash with Atlanta later today.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 13, 2018
DeFilippo has certainly become a name to watch. As teams try to replicate the Sean McVay “QB guru” model, there may be none better qualified than ‘Flip’. Here’s a segment from an article I posted a week or so ago on the Eagles coaches who could well be on the move.
‘What makes ‘Flip’ so attractive to NFL teams is his former coordinating experience. The Eagles recently denied the Jets an interview for the then vacant offensive coordinator role, but they may not have as much luck this time around. However, the Eagles should do all they can to retain such an integral piece of the quarterback puzzle.
Hired by the Eagles in the 2016 offseason, DeFilippo used his former experience that involved developing Derek Carr who went on to lead all rookies in completions, passing yards and passing touchdowns in 2014. That same success would be repeated with Wentz,, who set a team and all-time NFL rookie record with 379 completions. Wentz posted franchise rookie records in pass attempts, passing yards, passing TDs and completion percentage. That’s not to mention his 33 touchdown sophomore season that STILL leads all quarterbacks this year, despite the fact he has missed three games.
DeFilippo also served as the Browns offensive coordinator in 2015. With so many teams looking to draft the future of their franchise, DeFilippo will have plenty of eyes on him as a young offensive coordinator or even a quarterback coach elsewhere. The Eagles will no-doubt aim to keep him planted in Philadelphia, but that may be easier said than done.’
DeFilippo has proven to be a mastermind in developing young quarterback talent and after the Bears came sniffing around for ‘Flip’s services, the Seahawks look to be the second NFC outfit to follow suit. interestingly, the Eagles did block an interview with the Jets earlier this year as aforementioned, although this time they may not be so lucky. Will the appeal of a greater role lure the Eagles QB coach away from a winning culture?
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