Report: Eagles hiring Brian Johnson as new QB coach
The final pieces are coming together for Nick Sirianni’s offense. According to reports, the Eagles are reportedly hiring University of Florida offensive coordinator Brian Johnson to be their next quarterbacks coach. Johnson has been a coach in the college world for over a decade. Most notably, he worked with Dak Prescott at Mississippi State from 2014 to 2016.
Johnson has been with the Gators for three seasons, and 2020 was his first as offensive coordinator. The two seasons prior, Brian was Florida’s quarterback’s coach. 2020 Heisman finalist Kyle Trask has been the Gators quarterback for the last two seasons and is considered the main reason for their success. Trask made huge strides in his play under Johnson’s coaching at Florida. Johnson will be replacing former QB coach Press Taylor in Philadelphia.
Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts has a lengthy relationship with the new QB coach. Hurts and Johnson have known each other since Hurts was four years old. Johnson also tried to recruit Hurts when he was in high school.
Philadelphia is putting together a youthful coaching staff on offense. Siriani’s new offensive staff are all under 39 years old, with impressive track records across the board. Johnson now joins offensive coordinator Shane Steichen and passing game coordinator Kevin Patullo to help rebuild the Eagles and Carson Wentz.
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