Tanney Rejoins Steichen
Former Birds QBs Coach To Indy
Alex Tanney, who was a first-time position coach last year as Eagles quarterbacks coach, has already found a new home.
Tanney will be joining the Colts’ offensive staff, per an ESPN report. The report didn’t cite Tanney’s job title.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) February 7, 2024
The move again reunites Tanney – once a rising Eagles assistant who the team frequently touted – with Shane Steichen, former Eagles offensive coordinator who became Colts head coach last year and guided Indianapolis to a 9-8 record despite losing starting quarterback Anthony Richardson earlier in the season.
Tanney, a former NFL journeyman quarterback, played for the Browns in 2013 when Steichen was an offensive quality control coach with the team.
Tanney, who joined the Eagles as an offensive quality control coach in 2021, moved into the quarterbacks coach role before the 2023 season as the team replaced Steichen with Brian Johnson, who was the quarterbacks coach.
But after this past season’s 1-6 finish, including a 32-9 loss to the Bucs in an NFC Wild Card game, the team cleaned house at the coordinator level, firing Johnson and defensive coordinator Sean Desai and replacing them with Kellen Moore and Vic Fangio, respectively.
Both Moore and Fangio have since brought in their own coaches to fill out the staff, leading to major turnover. Moore is bringing in close associate Doug Nussmeier to coach quarterbacks.
At the NFL Scouting Combine last year, Steichen said Tanney was “second to none” in terms of preparation and detail.
The Eagles also didn’t retain senior offensive assistant Marcus Brady, who recently joined Jim Harbaugh’s staff with the Chargers.
– Geoff Mosher (@geoffmoshernfl) is co-host of the “Inside the Birds” podcast and staff writer for InsideTheBirds.com.