I don't want to be overly dramatic, but this is a make-or-break offseason in a lot of ways for the Philadelphia Eagles. This roster is way too talented to perform as poorly as it did down the stretch this season, and the coaching staff obviously takes a lot of blame for that.
But major coaching shakeups can take time for a team to rebuild from, and the talent on the roster isn't always willing to wait around for that entire learning curve. Philly needs to make the right hirings to ensure they don't miss a step in their pursuit of a Super Bowl.
Unfortunately, we just got some news that is absolutely not pointing to making "the right hirings."
Eagles News: Kliff Kingsbury Interviews for Offensive Coordinator Job
According to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, the Eagles interviewed Kliff Kingsbury for their open offensive coordinator job.
The Eagles made a great choice moving on from Brian Johnson, but Kingsbury is far from a guarantee to be an upgrade.
Kingsbury has done some impressive stuff in his collegiate coaching career for sure. His Texas Tech offenses were dynamic, and obviously he had some success working with Calbe Williams at USC this season, but that did not carry over to the NFL level.
Of course this role wouldn't give him all the same responsibilities he had as head coach, but it's hard to ignore the fact that his offenses ranked below the NFL average in passing yards in three of four seasons with the Arizona Cardinals. They also ranked worse than 20th in overall offensive yards twice in four seasons, and never finished higher than 11th in points scored.
With Jalen Hurts at the helm Kingsbury would obviously have an easier job than he did with Kyler Murray, but the approach of "any offensive coordinator can make things work with our talent level" obviously fell flat with Brian Johnson.
The Eagles need to make sure their offense can hit the ground running in 2024, and Kingsbury isn't the guy to make that happen.
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