Shocking Report Emerges on Brian Johnson's Eagles Future

A shocking report on Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Brian Johnson has emerged following the team's Week 12 win.
Aug 17, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Brian
Aug 17, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Brian / Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles have the league's attention after starting the season 10-1. Philly's wins have been more difficult to come by than the 2022 campaign considering the uptick in their strength of schedule, yet that's made their performance so far that much more impressive.

With the NFL's coaching carousel already kicking into high gear, there's sure to be several franchises who look to emulate the Eagles' success by poaching key people from their staff. And it turns out, offensive coordinator Brian Johnson is one early target.

Johnson is expected to be one of the top candidates for head-coaching openings this offseason, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. He was promoted to Philadelphia's OC in 2023 following Shane Steichen's promotion to HC elsewhere, but it seems as though he could follow that same path in 2024.

This news is shocking to say the least. Yes, the Eagles own the NFL's best record, and their offense currently ranks top 10 in points and total yards. But there's been obvious points this season where Johnson has struggled to put this unit in the best position possible to succeed.

Just look at the team's most recent game. Philly's offense was incredibly sluggish to begin the contest against the Buffalo Bills, recording just seven first-half points. They ended up rallying out of halftime, but a squad that features Jalen Hurts, A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith and a top offensive line shouldn't need to make furious fourth-quarter comebacks to win games.

Now, some growing pains are to be expected. Johnson has only been an NFL coach for three years including this one, and this is his first stint as an offensive coordinator. That being said, it's surprising to see him being eyed so aggressively as a top-tier candidate considering his roller coaster of a campaign to this point.

Considering how many fans have already called for Johnson to be fired, it'd be no surprise if an offseason poaching actually led to some rejoicing this offseason.

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