Report Says Browns Will Hire DeFilippo as Offensive Coordinator
CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the decision says the Browns are hiring Oakland Raiders quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo as their new offensive coordinator.
DeFilippo has agreed to become Cleveland's sixth coordinator in six years, the person told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the contract has not been finalized and the Browns have not yet announced the hiring.
The Browns have been looking for a coordinator since Kyle Shanahan resigned after one season with two years left on his contract.
Fox Sports first reported DeFilippo's agreement.
DeFilippo, who interviewed with the Browns last year, spent 2014 grooming Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr, who passed for 3,270 yards and 21 touchdowns.
The 36-year-old coach previously worked with Browns coach Mike Pettine on the Jets' staff. He'll take over a Cleveland offense with some talent, but unresolved questions at quarterback.