Philadelphia Eagles Make Kellen Moore Next Offensive Coordinator

The Philadelphia Eagles are filling their offensive coordinator vacancy with an old rival. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the team is set to hire former Dallas Cowboys and Los Angeles Chargers OC Kellen Moore.

Moore became expendable for the Chargers when they hired Jim Harbaugh to be their next head coach earlier this week. The Eagles fired Brian Johnson, who served as an OC for the first time in his career last season, following a disappointing Wildcard Round loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Eagles accounted for a season-low 13 first downs in the 31-9 defeat.

Moore was one of the league's hottest head coaching candidates as recently as last offseason. Once considered an offensive wunderkind, Moore served as OC for the Cowboys from 2019 to 2022. His offenses finished in the top six for points scored three times, including a first-place finish in 2021. Moore joined the Chargers last offseason in part to prove he could run an offense without the guiding influence of Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy.

That didn't work out great. Even with promising quarterback Justin Herbert and proven stars like wide receiver Keenan Allen and running back Austin Ekeler on the roster, the Chargers finished 21st in points scored, their worst ranking since 2019, the year before Herbert was drafted. Meanwhile, the Cowboys scored an NFL-best 29.9 points per game.

Moore may not be the hot commodity he once was, but the Eagles should provide him a great opportunity to bounce back. They field one of the NFL's most loaded offenses, with star pass catchers in A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith, and Dallas Goedert, and an offensive line that Pro Football Focus called the best in the NFL following the 2023 season. If the Eagles can't rank among the best offenses in the league next year, NFL teams may be forced to reconsider just how bright Moore's future truly is.

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