Even though the future of the Philadelphia Eagles' coaching staff remains uncertain, the offensive coordinator Brian Johnson continues to be one of the hottest names on the coaching market in the NFL. Johnson has been identified as a candidate for head coaching openings and interviewed with the Falcons, Titans, and Panthers.
Even if he doesn't get a head coaching job, it seems unlikely that Johnson will be back in Philadelphia after receiving intense criticism for his play calling in the second half of the season for the Eagles.
Fortunately for Philadelphia, they might have their next offensive coordinator lined up.
Eagles Rumors: Colts OC Jim Bob Cooter Could Be The Next Offensive Coordinator
According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, the Eagles are considering the Indianapolis Colts' Jim Bob Cooter as Johnson's replacement. Cooter was the play-caller of one of the more surprisingly solid offenses in 2023. Despite losing QB Anthony Richardson to injury early in the season, the Colts had the 11th-best scoring offense in the NFL, finishing with a 9-8 season.
Cooter has previously worked for the Eagles as an offensive consultant in Nick Sirianni's first season. Then he worked as a passing game coordinator for the Jacksonville Jaguars and led Trevor Lawrence to a career year before getting the Colts job.
The Eagles might be hoping for a similar success for Jalen Hurts and the Eagles' offense. Philadelphia's situational play calling and offensive game planning received plenty of heat after the Wild Card loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It's clear that a change is needed on that end.
Regardless of whether Nick Sirianni stays or not, it's clear that Johnson is not going to be along for the ride. Cooter seems like as good of a replacement as any.