Report: Eagles’ Interested in James Urban for Offensive Coordinator Job
About two weeks ago, the Eagles announced they would be parting ways with offensive coordinator Mike Groh and have yet to replace him.
This was a somewhat of a surprising move as =Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said that both Groh and wide receiver coach Carson Walch would be back in their current roles.
"Yes, both those guys will be back," Pederson said in this final press conference of the season.
The Eagles’ head coach had a different tune the very next day in a statement from the team.
So now what?
A few names have been reported, including former Colts and Lions head coach, Jim Caldwell and former Redskins play-caller Kevin O'Connell, per ESPN's Tim McManus. O'Connell has since been hired by the Rams.
Whoever the new offensive coach is for the Eagles, he’ll have to deal with Pederson calling the plays, which could limit the candidates.
But one name they are interested in is Ravens quarterbacks coach James Urban, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com tweets. Urban has spent the last two seasons Baltimore working with Lamar Jackson.
Prior to joining the Ravens, he spent years in Philly on Andy Reid‘s staff from 2004-2010 and worked with Pederson in Philly during his time with the Eagles.