The Philadelphia Eagles are preparing for their Super Bowl LVII game against the Kansas City Chiefs, while simultaneously completing some offseason duties. On Friday, they reportedly locked one of their own for the future, agreeing in principle to an extension with running game coordinator/offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland, by ESPN.
Stoutland has been with the Eagles since 2013. He is the longest serving member of the Eagles coaching staff and one of five offensive line coaches since the 1970 merger to produce Pro Bowlers for at least nine consecutive years with the same team, per his biography on the Eagles website. ESPN reports that the 60-year-old has attracted interest from several teams this offseason for offensive coordinator positions.
Stoutland’s unit led the NFL in rushing touchdowns during the regular season with 32. With seven rushing touchdowns scored in their first two playoff games, the Eagles broke the record for most touchdowns rushes recorded in a single season in NFL history. The seven rushing touchdowns Philly recorded in the postseason game is the number of rushing touchdowns scored by the rest of the NFL combined in the divisional and championship round on Sunday.
Star quarterback Jalen Hurts was a big reason for the Eagles’ success in 2022, and his 760 regular-season rushing yards are the second most by a quarterback to reach the Super Bowl. The Eagles were arguably the most complete team in the NFL this season, as they became the first team since the 2010 Chargers to finish in the top three in total offense and defense in the regular season.