Cross Chicago off John DeFilippo's possible job list.
One of the most logical landing spots for the Eagles' quarterbacks coach has been filled.
The Bears went in a different direction. According to reports, they are going to name Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy their new head coach.
DeFilippo interviewed for the Bears job and seemed to make a ton of sense. After all, he's done a tremendous job developing Carson Wentz and the Bears have a No. 2 overall quarterback of their own in Mitchell Trubisky.
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But the Bears are going with Nagy, who actually started his coaching career in Philly under Andy Reid. Nagy was a coaching intern and worked his way up to a quality control position with the Eagles. He became the Chiefs' quarterbacks coach when Andy Reid took over in Kansas City and then became the offensive coordinator when Doug Pederson left for the Eagles job.
Maybe the Bears even looked at Pederson's success as a reason to hire Nagy.
While DeFilippo, 39, won't be the Bears' next head coach, there's still a chance he might leave. The Cardinals are also reportedly interested in him.
Last offseason, the Eagles blocked DeFilippo from interviewing for the Jets' offensive coordinator job. They're not allowed to block anyone from interviewing for head coaching jobs. It seems like DeFilippo, after his success with Wentz, is a coach on the rise.