John DeFilippo will be the Cleveland Browns' offensive coordinator

John DeFilippo will be the Cleveland Browns' offensive coordinator
John DeFilippo will be Cleveland's sixth coordinator in six years. (Ben Margot / AP)

The Cleveland Browns have their sixth offensive coordinator in six years.

Cleveland hired John DeFilippo, a former Oakland assistant who has a reputation for developing young quarterbacks, to run its offense on Wednesday. He fills the vacancy created when Kyle Shanahan resigned after one season with two years left on his contract.


DeFilippo has worked as a college coordinator but not in the same capacity in the NFL. He's inheriting an offense with some talent and potential but also has uncertainty at quarterback.

DeFilippo, 36, previously worked for one season with Browns Coach Mike Pettine. DeFilippo worked last season with Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr.

Olson to run Jaguars offense

Greg Olson's experience calling plays and his history mentoring young quarterbacks stood out to Jacksonville Jaguars Coach Gus Bradley.

That's why Bradley chose Olson as his offensive coordinator Wednesday.

"He's a really, really good developmental coach," Bradley said after Senior Bowl practice in Mobile, Ala. "I think that's what impressed me. And he has a style and a conviction. I just thought he would be a great fit."

Olson spent the last two seasons as Oakland's offensive coordinator. That followed a one-year stint as Jacksonville's assistant head coach/quarterbacks coach.

Olson replaces Jedd Fisch, who was fired after two lackluster seasons in which the Jaguars were ranked at or near the bottom of the NFL in nearly every offensive category.

The Raiders weren't much better under Olson's direction. Oakland ranked last in total offense this past season, finishing 32nd in rushing and 26th in passing. But rookie quarterback Carr threw for 3,270 yards, with 21 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.

The Jaguars will lean on Olson to help develop quarterback Blake Bortles, a first-round draft pick last year.

Gase is Bears' new offensive coordinator

Adam Gase is the new offensive coordinator for the Bears, following Coach John Fox from Denver to Chicago.

The Bears interviewed Gase for head coach before selecting Fox for the job. Gase also had head-coaching interviews with San Francisco, Buffalo and Atlanta.

Gase was Denver's offensive coordinator for the last two seasons, and the Broncos led the NFL in scoring offense, total offense and passing offense during that time period. He joined the Broncos as the wide receivers coach in 2009.

The Bears also hired Ed Donatell to coach defensive backs.


Marty Mornhinweg was hired by the Baltimore Ravens as quarterbacks coach. He replaces Rick Dennison, who went to Denver with former Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak, hired this week as the Broncos' head coach. A former head coach with Detroit, Mornhinweg was the New York Jets' offensive coordinator the last two seasons.

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman still expects to play in the Super Bowl despite injuring his left elbow in the NFC championship game. Sherman said his elbow is "better than it was" during the fourth quarter of Seattle's 28-22 overtime win Sunday over Green Bay.

Sherman was injured in the fourth quarter when he appeared to hyperextend his elbow while getting sandwiched between two Green Bay players.