Former Eagles Super Bowl champion lands coaching gig
Former Eagles QB coach John DeFilippo played an integral role in bringing Philadelphia its first Super Bowl title, and now he’ll have a chance to lead a football team of his own.
The USFL announced on Thursday that DeFilippo has been hired as the new head coach of the New Orleans Breakers.
BREAKing: We have a new Head Coach 🌊🌊— New Orleans Breakers (@USFLBreakers) November 10, 2022
Welcome to the New Orleans Breakers, John DeFilippo 🙌 pic.twitter.com/eaye7d03q5
DeFilippo, 44, has coached for eight NFL teams throughout his career, most notably guiding Carson Wentz to an MVP-caliber season in 2017 with the Eagles.
“I couldn’t be more fired up, honored, and humbled to be the Breakers head coach,” said DeFilippo. “Our organization from top to bottom will work tirelessly to deliver a USFL championship to New Orleans fans. Our staff will be great, energetic teachers to help young men succeed at the highest level and continue their dream of playing professional football.”
The Breakers went 6-4 last season and are coming off a 31-17 playoff loss to the eventual USFL Champion Birmingham Stallions.
This video is one of my reasons why I was excited about John DeFilippo. Here's Carson Wentz's combine interview with the Eagles. Listen to how he tests Wentz's knowledge. The dialogue here is awesome from both. pic.twitter.com/6x1vanFb5a— Jordan Reid (@Jordan_Reid) March 17, 2018
Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher | USA TODAY Sports