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.
|Overall||Offense||Rushing Off||Passing Off|
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:
|2001||23||College (FBS)||Notre Dame||Graduate Assistant|
|2002||24||College (FBS)||Notre Dame||Graduate Assistant|
|2005||27||NFL||New York Giants||Offensive Quality Control|
|2006||28||NFL||New York Giants||Offensive Quality Control|
|2009||31||NFL||New York Jets||Quarterbacks|
|2010||32||College (FBS)||San Jose State||Quarterbacks|
|2011||33||College (FBS)||San Jose State||Quarterbacks|
|2015||37||NFL||Cleveland Browns||Offensive Coordinator|
|2018||40||NFL||Minnesota Vikings||Offensive Coordinator|
|2019||41||NFL||Jacksonville Jaguars||Offensive Coordinator|
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.