By Jack Smith

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport just reported that the Eagles are hiring former Los Angeles Chargers OC Shane Steichen as their new offensive coordinator.

Steichen worked with Eagles new head coach Nick Sirianni, who was officially hired yesterday. They worked together with the Chargers for four years until Sirianni left for Indianapolis in 2018.

Steichen got his NFL coaching start in Cleveland in 2013 as a quality control coach. He moved to San Diego the next season as a quality control coach for 2014-2015. When Sirianni was moved from QB coach to WR coach in 2016, Steichen managed the quarterbacks’ room. The 35-year-old took over the Chargers offense last year and was OC for the 2020 campaign.

Steichen was credited with helping nurture rookie Justin Herbert in L.A. this season. With the Eagles, Steichen’s experience with QB will play a big role, as Philly seeks to rebuild Carson Wentz after a season of struggles.