Most teams would be devastated and worried if they were in the same position the Philadelphia Eagles are in right now.
Shortly after losing Super Bowl LVII, they also lost defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon to the Arizona Cardinals and offensive coordinator Shane Steichen to the Indianapolis Colts, both to serve as head coaches.
Replacing the two most crucial assistants on any coaching staff this deep into the offseason would be a nightmare for most organizations, but that’s not the case in Philadelphia.
As a matter of fact, they didn’t even have to look outside of their premises to find a suitable replacement for Steichen, as they’ve just promoted QB coach Brian Johnson to serve as his replacement, according to a report by Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Eagles are promoting their QB coach Brian Johnson to offensive coordinator to replace new Colts’ HC Shane Steichen, per sources. Johnson had multiple opportunities for other OC jobs, but he ultimately stays with the Eagles. pic.twitter.com/C49iquEkfu
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 28, 2023
Notably, this doesn’t come as much of a surprise, as Johnson was on multiple teams’ shortlists for offensive coordinator duties, albeit he decided to stay put in the City of Brotherly Love.
That gamble most definitely paid off, as he’ll now be in charge of Nick Sirianni’s offense for at least one season.
The Eagles didn’t have to look far to find their new offensive coordinator.
Sirianni reportedly wants his OC to be in charge of play-calling, so Johnson will have to prove that he’s up for the task from the very first snap of the season.
The Eagles boast plenty of talent on the offensive side of the field, led by dual-threat QB Jalen Hurts, and Johnson will bring some continuity to their offense, which is always positive for a contender.NEXT: NFL Insider Gives Latest Update On Eagles' DC Search