Ex-Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator John DeFilippo is expected to become the Jacksonville Jaguars' new OC, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday, per sources informed of the situation. The team later confirmed the acquisition.
It's a vital hire for Jags coach Doug Marrone, who needed to inject some creativity into his ground-and-pound offense.
DeFilippo was replaced as the OC of the Vikings 13 games into the season because he wasn't calling enough run plays. As the Browns OC in 2015, his offense was 11th in pass attempts and 27th in rush attempts. The Vikings were 6th and 27th, respectively. This hire doesn't jibe with Tom Coughlin's conservative run-oriented mindset.