Birds Interview Former Cards HC For OC
The Eagles’ search for an offensive coordinator to replace Brian Johnson continued with the interview with a former NFL head coach.
The team on Monday reportedly interviewed former Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury, who’s only NFL coaching job was with Arizona from 2019-2022.
The #Eagles interviewed USC senior offensive analyst Kliff Kingsbury for their offensive coordinator job today, sources say. Kingsbury recently interviewed with the #Bears, who hired Shane Waldron as OC.
Philly moved on from OC Brian Johnson after one season. pic.twitter.com/URZ7Fksym0
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) January 24, 2024
Kingsbury, a former Texas Tech quarterback and Texas Tech head coach, spent 2023 as a senior offensive analyst for the University of Southern California.
Kingsbury’s record with the Cards was 28-37-1 in four seasons. He produced two top-10 offenses – in 2020 and 2021, with Kyler Murray at quarterback – but just one top-10 pass offense. The Cards went 11-6 under Kingsbury in 2021 but lost 34-11 to the Los Angeles Rams in the first round.
Eagles coach Nick Sirianni is seeking his second offensive coordinator in as many seasons, as last year he lost Shane Steichen to head coach of the Colts.
Colts offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter, who was Sirianni’s adviser in 2021, also talked to the team about the vacancy.
Sources have told Inside The Birds that Texans quarterbacks coach Jerrod Johnson, a former Eagles camp body quarterback, could also be a candidate for interview.
The Eagles have also conducted interviews for their defensive coordinator opening, talking to Ron Rivera and Mike Caldwell as the reshaping of the coaching staff this offseason is under way following the team’s 1-5 collapse down the stretch and 32-9 loss to the Bucs in the Wild Card round.
– Geoff Mosher (@geoffmoshernfl) is co-host of the “Inside the Birds” podcast and staff writer for InsideTheBirds.com.