Eagles have two interviews lined up for their vacant Offensive Coordinator position
News on the Philadelphia Eagles coaching positions continues to pour in this morning. It’s now being reported that the Eagles have two interviews lined up for their vacant offensive coordinator position. The two names floating around are Chargers Offensive Coordinator Shane Steichen and Broncos Running Backs coach Curtis Modkins.
Shane Steichen is another young coaching possibility for the Eagles. Steichen was the Chargers offensive coordinator the last year and a half after being promoted from quarterbacks coach, a position he held from 2016-2019. Steichen and Sirianni both worked together in San Diego. The 35-year-old had extreme success with Justin Herbert last season.
The Chargers’ offense ranked just 18th in points, but they also ranked 9th in yards, 4th in giveaways with rookie quarterback in Justin Herbert. Herbert completed over 66% of his passes and averaged 7.3 yards per catch. He threw 31 touchdowns and 10 interceptions with a 98.3 QB rating. Steichen was credited for Herberts rapid growth and would be intriguing for the Eagles and Carson Wentz.
Modkins is the running backs coach for the Denver Broncos and has been an NFL coach for 13 seasons. Buffalo hired Modkins to be their OC back in 2010 until 2012. He was recently the offensive coordinator for one season under Chip Kelly and the 49ers in 2016. When Curtis was with the 49ers, they were a top-three rushing team in the league but outside of that, his offensive rankings as a coordinator are nothing to write home about, as he was ranked in the bottom five of almost every category during his time with the Bills.
- 2010: Buffalo Bills (26th)
- 2011: Buffalo Bills (16th)
- 2012: Buffalo Bills (21st)
- 2016: San Francisco 49ers (24th)
To Note: Modkins’ quarterbacks consisted of names such as Ryan Fitzpatricks, Blaine Gabbert, and Colin Kaepernick’s last year in the NFL. He also was not the one always responsible for calling the plays. A positive aspect of Modkins would be his development of undrafted rookie free agent running back Phillip Lindsay in Denver. Lindsay rushed for over 1,000 yards in his first two seasons in the NFL.
With either candidate, it’s expected that head coach Nick Siranni will be calling the plays, which should help alleviate some concerns above.
Mandatory Credit: LA Chargers
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