January 27, 2024   3 MIN READ

Eagles Get Moore

Report: Birds Tab Kellen Moore As New Offensive Coordinator


The Eagles didn’t waste time filling their two coordinator vacancies, and this time both coordinators have plenty of experience.

After announcing the hiring of veteran defensive coordinator Vic Fangio on Saturday afternoon, the Eagles filled their offensive coordinator post by agreeing to hire former Cowboys and Chargers offensive coordinator Kellen Moore, per an ESPN report:

After presiding over the NFL’s top-ranked offense twice in his four seasons in Dallas, Moore spent his 2023 season as Los Angeles Chargers offensive coordinator.

Kellen Moore

GETTY IMAGES: The Eagles hired former Cowboys OC Kellen Moore for the same post.

The Chargers ranked 18th in total offense – 21st in scoring offense – this past season under head coach Brandon Staley but dealt with injuries to many of their best offensive players, including quarterback Justin Herbert, wide receivers Keenan Allen and Mike Williams, and running back Austin Ekeler.

Williams played just three games, Herbert missed four games, Allen missed four games and Ekeler missed three.

The Chargers fired head coach Brandon Staley and are reshaping their staff under new head coach Jim Harbaugh, which made Moore available for interviews.

Moore is expected to have total autonomy over the Eagles’ offense, which nose-dived at the end of this past season after a ranking third in 2022 en route to a Super Bowl appearance, and needs someone to get quarterback Jalen Hurts back to MVP-caliber form after a regression.

On Wednesday, Eagles coach Nick Sirianni said his offense had become stale and needed fresh ideas.

Although he didn’t blame offensive coordinator Brian Johnson, who was fired after just one year in that role and has interviewed elsewhere, Sirianni said he’d be seeking a new coordinator would have control over the offensive design and play calling, while meshing some Eagles concepts from the past two seasons that have worked well.

The Eagles also spoke to former Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury and Texans quarterbacks coach Jerrod Johnson about the position. There was also a report that the Eagles had some interest in Colts offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter.

With Fangio and Moore locked in, the Eagles are also reshaping their position coaches to better mesh with their new coordinators.

The Eagles are reportedly allowing quarterbacks coach Alex Tanney to seek employment elsewhere and have interviewed former Packers defensive coordinator Joe Barry for their linebackers coach job that last year belonged to D.J. Eliot.

The team hasn’t made any official announcements about their position coaches.

Moore interviewed with the Eagles in 2021 for the head coaching vacancy before the team decided to hire Sirianni.

As for Fangio, who’s been a head coach of the Broncos and offensive coordinator for four different teams, Sirianni in a statement said the coordinator’s “reputation obviously speaks for itself.”

Fangio, a Pennsylvania native, spent the 2022 season as a consultant for the Eagles and made regular appearances at the team’s complex.

“He’s a brilliant defensive mind who has coached at a very high level in this league for many years.  In my time spent with Vic, I’ve seen firsthand what makes him such a great coach – tremendous knowledge of the game, passion and work ethic.”

– Geoff Mosher (@geoffmoshernfl) is co-host of the “Inside the Birds” podcast and staff writer for InsideTheBirds.com.

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