Bears, Cardinals Setting Up HC Interviews With Eagles’ John DeFilippo

After firing John Fox, the Bears are moving fast into the interview process to replace him. The team is setting up a meeting with Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo, Mike Garafolo of NFL.com tweets.

The Cardinals are joining the fray as well. Minutes after Bruce Arians officially announced his retirement, a Cardinals request to interview DeFilippo for their HC job emerged, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets. While the Bears are going to be competition, Ian Rapoport notes (on Twitter) Cards GM Steve Keim has had DeFilippo on his radar for a while.

The interview is expected to occur later this week, per Garofolo. DeFilippo has served in his current role since 2016, and in that time Carson Wentz transformed from Division I-FCS quarterback prospect to one-time MVP frontrunner.

Wentz threw 33 touchdown passes — an Eagles single-season record — in 13 games, and the 39-year-old DeFilippo will have a chance to vault two rungs on the NFL ladder largely because of the North Dakota State’s progress. DeFilippo did serve as the Browns’ OC but did so for one season (2015) before that staff was broken up, routing him to Philadelphia.

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7 comments on “Bears, Cardinals Setting Up HC Interviews With Eagles’ John DeFilippo

  1. CriminalMethod

    Love it. Bears need to focus on making sure Trubisky has every chance to succeed. I love Fangio but they need an offensive mind running the ship.

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    • profhambone2
      profhambone2

      Truby is not the second coming of Montana, Brady or Manning. He’s not even a Brees or a Rivers….Build this team on the defense not some wispy hope that you have traded up for another Brees and must find his Jedi Master HC ASAP. Fine formula for disappointment….Wait, wasn’t that called the Trestman experiment?…….

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  2. Djones246890

    DeFilippo? WhatsaCominAgo? :D

    I like it. Get an Italian in there to show em’ how it’s done.

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  3. Rondon

    This could work. I wish they could keep Fangio. Consistency on a defense that’s starting to come into it’s own would really help keep pressure off what will be a new offense.

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    • dirtyd27

      I might just tune out if Fangio leaves, getting him has been the only good move ownership has made post Lovie.

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      • Rondon

        He may get a HC opportunity which would be understandable. But if they just let him go, that would be a huge mistake.

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      • howboutdemcubs

        I agree we should try to keep Fangio, but don’t lose all hope if he leaves, the talent is there, and can still be developed under another good DC

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