3 Best Brian Johnson Replacements for Eagles Offensive Coordinator

Who could replace Brian Johnson as the Philadelphia Eagles' offensive coordinator?

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It was a really bad 2023 for the Philadelphia Eagles. Although the team started 10-1 and appeared poised to at least win despite their issues, problems on both sides of the ball caught up to the Eagles in the second half of the season. They dropped the NFC East to the Dallas Cowboys, lost a top-two seed in the NFC, and lost in the Wild Card round to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

As if that weren't bad enough, now the Eagles are looking at replacing both coordinators on offense and defense in consecutive offseasons. Last year, it was offensive coordinator Shane Steichen leaving for the Indianapolis Colts' head coaching gig and defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon leaving for the Arizona Cardinals.

This year, the Eagles are looking to replace not only defensive coordinator Sean Desai but offensive coordinator Brian Johnson, but the coaching carousel is spinning all over the league, so there could be some intriguing options available. Let's look at some of the top options right now.

1. Marcus Brady

As of right now, Marcus Brady is already part of the Philadelphia Eagles' coaching staff. He was a senior offensive assistant this past year and has plenty of prior experience calling plays. If the Eagles want to go with someone who is familiar with personnel, then perhaps Brady is worth a shot.

He's been getting interview requests elsewhere, specifically from Chicago, but the Bears went with Shane Waldron and Brady remains an option. He's been with the Eagles since 2022 and has worked as a play-caller for the Toronto Argonauts in the CFL as well as the Indianapolis Colts.

At this point, however, it's fair to wonder if the Eagles just want fresh faces on that side of the ball in general. Perhaps they are looking to totally clean house and bring a fresh set of eyes in to reevaluate the best way for the offense to operate.