Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson is the hottest non-head coaching name in the NFL today.
As the Eagles head into Sunday’s game one step away from the Super Bowl, Johnson has become the choice of several potential head coaches for their offensive coordinator. According to multiple sources, at least three head coaching candidates have named Johnson as their future OC.
Whether Johnson leaves Philadelphia is another question, though. Johnson hasn’t taken any interviews yet, and sources believe he’s waiting to see if current Eagles offensive coordinator Shane Steichen gets a head coaching job. If that happens, Johnson is thought to be the best candidate to replace Steichen as OC in Philadelphia.
This type of promotion would create consistency in Philadelphia and give Johnson the ability to call plays for an MVP-caliber quarterback, giving Johnson the opportunity in 2023 to make his point as a coach. potential leader in next year’s cycle.
Interestingly, a source told CBS Sports that one of the five teams in need of a head coach asked a veteran coach candidate if he would be willing to bring in Johnson as an assistant head coach. . The idea being that the franchise would then be handed over to Johnson when he was deemed ready.
Johnson is in his second year as Eagles QB coach. A former Utah star quarterback, Johnson worked as a quarterbacks coach and/or offensive coordinator in Utah, Mississippi, Houston and Florida in the 2010s before joining Nick Sirianni’s team in 2021.