Arizona Cardinals interview John DeFilippo for offensive coordinator
The Arizona Cardinals interviewed John DeFilippo for their offensive coordinator position on Sunday, reports 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s John Gambadoro.
DeFilippo, 40, has 12 seasons of NFL coaching experience and was most recently the offensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings this past season.
DeFilippo didn’t last the full season in Minnesota, though. He was fired after Week 14 when the Vikings managed just seven points in a road loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
It was his second offensive coordinator job, as DeFilippo held that position with the Cleveland Browns in 2015. Most of DeFilippo’s coaching experience is as a quarterbacks coach.
Prior to the Vikings, he spent two seasons as the quarterbacks coach for the Philadelphia Eagles and won a Super Bowl with the organization in 2017.
DeFilippo has also coached quarterbacks for the Oakland Raiders (in two stints) and New York Jets.
Like Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury, DeFilippo has several years of college coaching experience, spending time as an assistant at San Jose State, Columbia, Fordham and Notre Dame.
Kingsbury said at his introductory press conference he’d like an offensive coordinator that “will be somebody that will come in and help me mesh some of my ideas with some traditional things that they have done in the NFL.”
The interview takes place a day after Steve Sarkisian was eliminated from contention.