Eagles Promote Brian Johnson to Offensive Coordinator
The Philadelphia Eagles are promoting their quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson as their new offensive coordinator..
ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported the news.
Johnson, 36, will now be tasked with calling the plays for quarterback Jalen Hurts and the rest of the Eagles offense following a tremendous 2022 that saw former offensive coordinator Shane Steichen to get hired as a head coach by the Indianapolis Colts.
“Yes, that will be my intent to -- the next offensive coordinator to call the game. I feel like we've seen benefits from that. I just feel like my ability to manage the game -- I feel like I do a better job managing the game when I don't have -- and some guys do it and they do a great job of it. And I'm highly impressed by that,” Eagles head coach said during his end of season press conference.
“Brian's great with, not just Jalen, with everybody. He can adapt and just be able to connect with anybody on our roster. And that's offensively and defensively. And that's one thing that I think Brian's special at..”
Johnson just wrapped up his second season as the Eagles QBs coach after coaching in the college game for for 10 years.
The last time he was an offensive coordinator was in 2020 at the University of Florida, where he worked with Florida quarterback Kyle Trask. In 12 starts, Trask completed 68.9% of his throws for 4,283 yards and 43 touchdowns to eight interceptions.
He was on the radar as a offensive coordinator this offseason, with Carolina and Baltimore.