Brian Johnson Joining Eagles Rival After Philly Exit

Former Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Brian Johnson is expected to join one of the team's fiercest rivals.
Dec 31, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (L) and
Dec 31, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (L) and / Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The NFC East has seen plenty of coaching movement this offseason, and that continued with Dan Quinn's recent move from the Dallas Cowboys to the Washington Commanders. Quinn is now steadily filling out his staff, with the offense a big priority.

It turns out Quinn is looking to recently fired Philadelphia Eagles OC Brian Johnson to help his new unit.

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports Johnson is "expected" to be hired for a "prominent" role in Washington. This news comes as Quinn is on the search for his offensive coordinator, but it appears Johnson will be working under whoever that hire is.

Johnson had a meteoric rise and fall in Philadelphia. He went from valued quarterbacks coach to detested offensive coordinator in just one year after the Eagles struggled mightily to perform up to expectations on that side of the ball in 2023.

The fact Nick Sirianni moved on from Johnson despite the team ranking top 10 in both yards and points shows that his counting stats didn't tell the whole story about his brief tenure calling plays.

With his stock taking a major hit, it makes sense for Johnson to take a non-coordinator job for at least a season. One year out of the spotlight might be all he needs for his image to recover; after all, there's sure to be plenty of openings next offseason, and he was already drawing interest from teams this go-around.

The chance to help the Commanders beat the Eagles probably didn't hurt this job's prospects, either. However, considering how poorly he managed Philadelphia's wealth of talent, no one around the Eagles should be scared about him working with Washington's lesser roster.

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