Eagles quarterbacks coach Press Taylor won’t be promoted to offensive coordinator but the 32-year-old assistant is getting a new title.
Taylor will have the title of “passing game coordinator” added for the 2020 season, league sources confirmed to NBC Sports Philadelphia on Wednesday.
NFL Network first reported the promotion.
Taylor first joined the Eagles’ staff back in 2013 as an offensive quality control coach under Chip Kelly. Not only did Doug Pederson keep him in 2016, he promoted him to assistant quarterbacks coach. And in 2018, after John DeFilippo left, Taylor was again promoted to quarterbacks coach. It was Taylor who found the Philly Special and brought it to the Eagles.
The Eagles won’t have a traditional offensive coordinator going into next season, a source told NBC Sports Philadelphia. They're basically splitting the job in two.
The Eagles already have a run game coordinator in offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland. And last year, Mike Groh admitted he was basically the passing game coordinator and the equivalent to Stoutland’s role in the run game.
So Taylor in 2020 will be the Eagles’ quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator — a possible de facto offensive coordinator job for the young and rising coach.
And think about it: If the Eagles did hire an OC at this point, what would he do? Taylor will be coordinating the passing game, Stoutland will be coordinating the run game and Pederson will be calling the plays.
Pederson is setting up his offensive staff to operate like the 49ers, where the head coach (Kyle Shanahan) calls plays and he doesn’t have a traditional offensive coordinator but has one guy to coordinate the run game (Mike McDaniel) and one guy to coordinate the passing game (Mike LaFleur).
Here’s how the Eagles’ offensive staff is coming together for 2020:
Pederson: Head coach and play caller
Stoutland: OL coach/run game coordinator
Taylor: QB coach/pass game coordinator
Duce Staley: RB coach/assistant head coach
????: Wide receivers coach
While this move does seem to indicate that the Eagles aren’t bringing in coaches with fresh ideas, that might not be the case. According to ESPN’s Tim McManus a couple new coaches are joining the staff as well.
Eagles coaching staff coming together. Former Broncos offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello and former Mississippi State pass game coordinator/quarterbacks coach Andrew Breiner are also expected to have a role, I'm told.— Tim McManus (@Tim_McManus) February 5, 2020
The Eagles still haven’t announced any of their coaching moves. They like to do it at once. That announcement will likely be coming soon.
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