By Max Harper
The Eagles promoted quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson to offensive coordinator, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. He replaces Shane Steichen, who was hired as the Indianapolis Colts head coach earlier this month.
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll also confirmed today at the NFL combine that associate head coach and defensive assistant Sean Desai is leaving the team for the Eagles defensive coordinator position.
Desai, who was the Chicago Bears defensive coordinator in 2021, will replace Jonathan Gannon, who became the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals.
Johnson, 36, gives the Eagles a lot of offensive continuity. He joined the team alongside head coach Nick Sirianni in 2021 and played a pivotal role in quarterback Jalen Hurts’ development in 2022. Under Johnson’s tutelage, Hurts put together his best season after being a second-round draft pick in 2020. Hurts completed 66.5 percent of his passes for 3,701 yards, 22 passing touchdowns with only six interceptions to go with 13 rushing touchdowns during the regular season before an incredible performance in the Super Bowl
Pete Carroll confirmed in off podium session with Seattle reporters that Sean Desai is leaving for Philadelphia.
— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) February 28, 2023