On February 5, the Philadelphia Eagles officially announced the new hiring of Kellen Moore as the offensive coordinator after a lackluster year with Brian Johnson under the helm. But it will not be the first go-around for the Eagles with a new offensive playcaller, as it will be their sixth within 15 years.
Previous offensive coordinators for the Eagles include Brian Johnson, Shane Steichen, Mike Groh, Frank Reich, and Pat Shurmur. Now with Moore as the new OC, pressure is upon him in the city of brotherly love.
Can Kellen Moore bring the Eagles back to the promised land?
Moore is a former NFL quarterback who played for the Detroit Lions and the Dallas Cowboys. He was the last left-handed quarterback to play in the NFL until Tua Tagovailoa in 2020. Unfortunately, his playing career ended after he suffered a fractured fibula in his right leg. He eventually retired from playing. In 2018, Moore began coaching for the Cowboys and became their quarterbacks coach after the retirement of long-time quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson.
After Jason Garrett's release from the Cowboys in 2019, Moore was promoted to offensive coordinator, where he stayed until 2022. After the Cowboys playoff exit against the 49ers, Moore and the Cowboys eventually parted ways.
Moore was hired by the Los Angeles Chargers, alongside 3rd-year head coach Brandon Staley; the Chargers ended the 2023 campaign 5-12, with Staley fired after a week 15 loss to the Raiders, which didn't end well.
The 2024 season will soon be approaching, and Kellen Moore has taken on the role of offensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles, working alongside the head coach Nick Sirianni. Moore's extensive knowledge of running an offense and his experience as a Heisman finalist has made him a talented play-caller. It's hoped that he'll be able to further develop Jalen Hurts and lead the Eagles back to the Super Bowl.
It should be a great year for the Birds in 2024!