Eagles move on from several assistant coaches
The Philadelphia Eagles continue to shake up their coaching staff. News broke today that the birds are moving on from assistants Rich Scangarello and Marty Mornhinweg this offseason. Their contracts are expiring this and are not expected to be picked up. These coaching moves are likely not the last for Philadelphia.
Jim Schwartz stepped away as the Eagles defensive coordinator following the Week 17 loss against the Washington Football Team. Mornhinweg and Scangarello were both likely candidates to be fired following the Carson Wentz controversy this season.
Mornhinweg has been an NFL coach for over 20 years. The former head coach of the New York Jets was hired as a senior offensive consultant this offseason. Scangarello was the former QB coach for the 49ers and the Broncos offensive coordinator in 2019. Rich was hired to be the senior offensive assistant in 2020 alongside Mornhinweg.
These two were apart of the main issue of the Eagles offense. Philadelphia played this season without an offensive coordinator and it led to too many voices in the room without a clear leader. This led to confusing play-calling and Carson Wentz having a career-low year.
It is likely there are still more changes to the staff on the way. Philadelphia is likely to hire a true offensive coordinator this offseason and QB coach Press Taylor’s future remains uncertain in Philadelphia.
Mandatory Credit: Tim Tai Philadelphia Inquirer
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