Eagles Offense Shakeup: Coordinator Brian Johnson Fired for 2024 Season

Philadelphia – Brian Johnson, the offensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles, will not be returning for the 2024 season, according to an anonymous source. This news was first reported by Derrick Gunn of JAKIB Sports and Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer. The Eagles are also parting ways with defensive coordinators Sean Desai and Matt Patricia. Therefore, the team will need to find replacements for both positions.

Johnson, 36, served as the Eagles’ offensive coordinator for just one season, taking over from Shane Steichen. Prior to this role, he was the team’s quarterbacks coach for two seasons. However, the Eagles’ offense struggled last season, and there seemed to be a disconnect between head coach Nick Sirianni, Johnson, and quarterback Jalen Hurts. Despite finishing with a top 10 offense, it was far from elite, and the team failed to meet high expectations after returning most of their starters from a Super Bowl team.

Although Johnson was a candidate for head coaching positions with the Titans and Falcons, he was not hired, which means the Eagles will now terminate his contract. Before joining the Eagles, Johnson had experience as an offensive coordinator at Florida, as well as coaching positions at Houston, Mississippi State, and Utah. Interestingly, Sirianni had no prior knowledge of Johnson before hiring him as the quarterbacks coach, but Johnson had a longstanding relationship with Hurts.

While criticism for the offense last season was aimed at Johnson, Sirianni defended him, stating that the offense was being run in the same way as before and that any criticism should be directed towards him. Despite this, Sirianni is expected to return for the 2024 season, indicating that the organization is giving him another chance to hire a new staff and improve the team’s performance.

In summary, the Philadelphia Eagles will be searching for a new offensive coordinator for the 2024 season, as Brian Johnson will not be returning. The team is also parting ways with two defensive coordinators. The Eagles’ offense struggled last season, and there were obvious issues within the coaching staff. Despite the criticism aimed at Johnson, head coach Nick Sirianni defended him, claiming that any blame for the offense’s performance should fall on him. The organization is giving Sirianni another opportunity to turn things around in the upcoming season.