Former Browns OC John DeFilippo named head coach of New Orleans Breakers

There was once upon a time when John DeFilippo was considered an up-and-coming riser in the coaching ranks. The offensive coordinator during the 2015 season with the Cleveland Browns, DeFilippo lasted only one season with the franchise after the firing of Mike Pettine. He has since worked stints as both a quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles (where he won a Super Bowl), Minnesota Vikings, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Chicago Bears since then.

He has now been named the head coach of the USFL’s New Orleans Breakers. There is little doubt that DeFilippo will make his way back into the NFL level at just the age of 44, and may one day get that shot to be a head coach at the highest level. For now, he leaps into a CEO role in the USFL to continue to build his resume.

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Story originally appeared on Browns Wire