Eagles News: Brian Johnson expected to be promoted to offensive coordinator
With Shane Steichen being named the new head coach in Indianapolis, the Eagles haven’t wasted much time finding his replacement.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, QB coach Brian Johnson is expected to be promoted to offensive coordinator for the 2023 season.
"the offensive coordinator there is gonna be Brian Johnson, you can take that to the bank" – @AdamSchefter on the new Eagles OC— Jamie Lynch (@jelynchjr) February 15, 2023
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Johnson, 35, has spent the last two seasons as the Eagles’ quarterbacks coach and has essentially been Jalen Hurts’ right-hand man dating back to his childhood. Make no mistake about it; Johnson would be a logical candidate even without the connection to Hurts.
Before coming to the NFL, Johnson served as the offensive coordinator for the Florida Gators and helped Kyle Trask blossom into a Heisman Trophy candidate in 2020. He was also a key contributor to the development of Dak Prescott in 2014 while at Mississippi State. Johnson’s resume speaks for itself, and it’s no surprise other teams were interested in him for their OC positions.
There was a slim chance Nick Sirianni would let him walk out the door, especially with Hurts under center. Now, Johnson will have the opportunity to mold his MVP-level QB for another season — but it won’t be long before he’s a head coach elsewhere.
“He’s going to be a star one day.” Hurts said of Johnson last week. “He’s going to become a big-time head coach one day, I have no doubt in my mind. That’s coming from a personal friendship with him and I. Also, being able to play for him. I know everything about — my Dad coached him, being the youngest coach to be the OC at Utah — all those things, he has a great track record. And hopefully, we can keep him here as long as we possibly can. But nonetheless, I’ ‘m proud of him, and it’s definitely just the beginning for the both of us.”
Fun fact: Brian Johnson was the cover athlete for NCAA Football ’10.
🎥 Every big play from Jalen Hurts in his first Super Bowl. Superstar performance. pic.twitter.com/nPKjgTZyVN— Victor Williams (@ThePhillyPod) February 13, 2023
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