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BREAKING: Bears Reportedly Hire New Quarterbacks Coach

The possible missing piece to greatness has been hired by the Bears.

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According to Adam Schefter, the Bears are hiring former Jaguars offensive coordinator John DeFilippo as their new quarterbacks coach.

I sincerely like this hire. Look at what DeFilippo was able to do with Gardner Minshew, ultimately creating “Minshew Mania.” It wasn’t mind-blowing, but it was decent for having a rookie come in when the starter goes down.

Team’s Ranks Table
Overall Offense Rushing Off Passing Off
Year Tm Role Tms WL% T/G Pts± Yds± Yds Pts GvA Att Yds TD Y/A FL Att Yds TD Int NY/A
2015CLEOC323128322825302627222916321121261129
2018MINOC321519127201916273027252161310818
2019JAXOC32231826242026132317321526121617519
Provided by Pro-Football-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/15/2020.

I believe this is a tremendous opportunity for the Bears to get an “extra set of eyes” on this offense. DeFilippo has worked with some great talent in the past few years as well:

Coaching History Table
Year Age Level Employer Role
200022College (FCS)FordhamQuarterbacks
200123College (FBS)Notre DameGraduate Assistant
200224College (FBS)Notre DameGraduate Assistant
200325College (FCS)ColumbiaQuarterbacks
200426College (FCS)ColumbiaQuarterbacks
200527NFLNew York GiantsOffensive Quality Control
200628NFLNew York GiantsOffensive Quality Control
200729NFLOakland RaidersQuarterbacks
200830NFLOakland RaidersQuarterbacks
200931NFLNew York JetsQuarterbacks
201032College (FBS)San Jose StateQuarterbacks
201133College (FBS)San Jose StateQuarterbacks
201234NFLOakland RaidersQuarterbacks
201335NFLOakland RaidersQuarterbacks
201436NFLOakland RaidersQuarterbacks
201537NFLCleveland BrownsOffensive Coordinator
201638NFLPhiladelphia EaglesQuarterbacks
201739NFLPhiladelphia EaglesQuarterbacks
201840NFLMinnesota VikingsOffensive Coordinator
201941NFLJacksonville JaguarsOffensive Coordinator
Provided by Pro-Football-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/15/2020.

Most notably, DeFilippo worked with Carson Wentz and Nick Foles during the Eagles’ Super Bowl run in 2017. He was also the offensive coordinator for the Vikings in 2018 when they were just starting to find their footing with a new quarterback in Kirk Cousins.

The biggest positive here: John DeFilippo can work within the pocket. When Carson Wentz went down in 2017, DeFilippo was forced to change to a more pocket-passer style offense with Foles at the helm.

This could be extremely beneficial for Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. We all know how athletic Trubisky is, so this has the potential to be the missing piece that will take Trubisky to the next level.


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