The Philadelphia Eagles boast a formidable arsenal of offensive firepower in the NFL, led by quarterback Jalen Hurts and dynamic wide receivers A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith. Despite the promising start to their season, things took a downturn after Week 12. In the midst of this turbulence, changes swept through the coaching staff, resulting in the departure of defensive coordinator Sean Desai.
While head coach Nick Sirianni managed to retain his position, offensive coordinator Brian Johnson couldn’t stave off the chopping block. The Eagles swiftly moved to fill the vacancies by appointing Vic Fangio as their defensive coordinator. They are also poised to bolster their offensive prowess with the impending hiring of former Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore.
Kellen Moore reportedly going to Eagles
Reports suggest that both the Cleveland Browns and Eagles sought permission to discuss the vacancy with Kellen Moore, but it appears Philly has secured his services. Moore caught the attention of the Eagles’ coaching staff led by head coach Nick Sirianni. While other names, including Kliff Kingsbury, were considered, Sirianni emphasized the importance of a coordinator with innovative thinking and a fresh perspective.
In a previous statement, Sirianni highlighted the importance of placing players in optimal positions for success and embracing unconventional approaches to elevate the team’s performance. The Eagles had a promising season but fell short of a Super Bowl title after a defeat to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Despite finishing the season with a seventh rank in points per game, Philly’s offense faced challenges. Their O-line scored fewer than 20 points in five of their last seven games. Sirianni has admitted that the unit had become “stale” towards the end of the year. He prompted the search for a coordinator who could inject new ideas into the offensive strategy.
Kellen Moore now steps into the role previously held by Shane Steichen. His mission is to revitalize the Eagles’ offensive strength, bringing his strategic expertise to a team that is determined to make a comeback and chase championship goals in the upcoming season.
Kellen Moore’s coaching history
Kellen Moore, a former quarterback turned coach, has made significant strides in the NFL coaching realm within a short tenure. His coaching journey began in 2018 when he assumed the role of quarterbacks coach for the Dallas Cowboys, succeeding Wade Wilson. The veteran quickly earned recognition for his strategic acumen and ability to mentor young quarterbacks.
The ex-NFL star was swiftly promoted to offensive coordinator by the Cowboys in January 2019. Under his guidance, the Cowboys’ offense flourished by consistently ranking among the top echelons of the NFL. The team boasted a top-six scoring offense three times during Moore’s tenure, while also leading the league in yards gained twice. His innovative play-calling and offensive schemes revitalized their performance.
However, every journey encounters its twists and turns. After the Cowboys’ playoff exit in January 2023, Kellen Moore and the franchise agreed to part ways, bringing an end to an era in Dallas. Just a day after parting ways with the Cowboys, he joined the Los Angeles Chargers as their offensive coordinator under the leadership of head coach Brandon Staley.
Tasked with revitalizing the Chargers’ offense, Moore quickly put his strategies into action. Despite initial challenges, his influence became evident with the Chargers showing improvement across various offensive metrics in the previous season. In the latest season, the team’s offense climbed to 21st in the league for scoring and 13th for passing. They also ranked 25th in rushing, and 12th in red zone efficiency.