Former Vikings offensive coordinators hired for same roles
The Jacksonville Jaguars announced Wednesday they have hired John DeFilippo as their offensive coordinator. In Detroit, the Lions have hired former Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell to run their offense.
Both are former Minnesota VIkings offensive coordinators.
DeFilippo, 40, spent 2015 with the Cleveland Browns as offensive coordinator, then was the quarterbacks coach in Philadelphia in 2016-17. The Minnesota Vikings hired DeFilippo as offensive coordinator just days after the Eagles won Super Bowl LII, then fired him after a 21-7 loss to Seattle in Week 14.
Bevell, 49, replaces Jim Bob Cooter, whose contract was not renewed after Detroit finished 24th in total offense and 25th in scoring offense in 2018.
Bevell was out of coaching last season. He was fired by the Seahawks in January 2018 after seven seasons as their offensive coordinator and did not land another position.
Bevell was Minnesota’s offensive coordinator for five seasons (2006-10).