Eagles set to have new play-caller in 2022
The Eagles will have a new (but old?) play-caller to lead their new-look offense next season.
Offensive coordinator Shane Steichen addressed the media Friday morning and stated that he will take over full-time playcalling responsibilities in 2022.
“Going forward, I’ll be calling the plays.” Offensive coordinator Shane Steichen said he took over play-call duties mid-season in 2021, with head coach Nick Sirianni and the staff heavily involved in planning.#FlyEaglesFly— Dave Spadaro (@EaglesInsider) June 3, 2022
Last December, head coach Nick Sirianni noted that he and his OC had essentially been calling games together as the year went on. Steichen’s involvement played a vital role in the Eagles’ midseason turnaround after losing five of their first seven games.
Sirianni will continue to oversee plays, but Steichen will be the main point of contact to QB Jalen Hurts.
“It starts with Nick as the head coach,” Steichen said. “He does a hell of a job game-planning and then we go from there. And on gameday, he’s the head coach. If he wants something called, he’ll tell me and I’ll get it called.”
Philadelphia finished the year with the #1 rushing offense, leading the league in total rushing yards and rushing yards per game. With Pro Bowl WR AJ Brown now in the mix, Jalen Hurts has all the weapons necessary to expand his game next season.
Steichen on AJ Brown impacting DeVonta Smith: “He helps everyone around you. You have 2 elite receivers on the outside.” #Eagles— Martin Frank (@Mfranknfl) June 3, 2022
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