Eagles Bring Marty Mornhinweg Back as Consultant
PHILADELPHIA (973espn.com) - Mark Twain once said: "if you don't like the weather in New England, just wait a minute."
Well if you don't like the Eagles offensive setup, you can wait another 60 seconds. The latest move for Philadelphia came Thursday when Doug Pederson added Marty Mornhinweg back to the organization as a senior offensive consultant.
Mornhinweg is a 35-year veteran coach, who once had the big chair in Detrot, and was a big part of Andy Reid's staff in Philadelphia, first as a senior assistant before moving to assistant head coach and offensive coordinator over a span from 2003 to 2012. During that time the Eagles reached one Super Bowl, two NFC Championship Games, won four division titles, and had a total of six playoff appearances.
Pederson's relationship with Mornhinweg dates back to Green Bay in 1996 when Pederson was the backup quarterback with the Packers. The two also coached together under Reid in Philadelphia from 2009-12.
"He gets what we're doing. He gets my vision. He understands my philosophy," Pederson told the Eagles official website. "He understands what my goal is and what my vision is for this offense."
Most recently, Mornhinweg served as the offensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens from 2016-18.
"I think from that standpoint it helps from an ideas perspective – how they used Lamar [Jackson], what they were doing with their tight ends. The run game is a little different and unique than what ours is," Pederson said. "From that standpoint, having that information and knowing that structure can enhance what we're doing by bringing an idea or two from that system."
-John McMullen covers the Eagles and the NFL for 973espn.com. You can reach him at email@example.com or on Twitter @JFMcMullen