Eagles Hire Frank Reich as New Offensive Coordinator
The Eagles’ search for a new offensive coordinator has come to an end according Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com.
The team has hired former Chargers offensive coordinator Frank Reich, who received interest from other teams with coaching vacancies — most notably the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills last off season.
Man people feel Reich, who was fired earlier this month, was made the scapegoat for the Chargers' offensive in 2015 where they finished 30th in rushing, but keep in mind, much like the Eagles 2012 team, where LeSean McCoy struggled, the reality was San Diego's offensive line was hurt by injuries this season.
New Eagles coach Doug Pederson announced he will call his own plays, but expect Reich to be heavily involved in game-planning with Pederson, specifically in the passing game.
Why is Reich an interesting hire by the Eagles?
The team likes his work with quarterbacks in his brief coaching career like Philip Rivers and Payton Manning with the Colts back in 2008.
He was hired by the Chargers in 2013 as the team’s quarterbacks coach when Mike McCoy was hired for the job as head coach, and was promoted to offensive coordinator when Ken Whisenhunt left to take a head coaching job in Tennessee.