According to a report from ESPN’s Tim McManus, the Philadelphia Eagles are bringing back a familiar face to their coaching staff.
Most recently, Mornhinweg can be accredited to helping Lamar Jackson to a 6-1 finish in his rookie season before declining to remain on the coaching staff after an internal promotion for Greg Roman pushed him into the dark.
For Eagles fans however, they’ll remember his nine-year stint as offensive coordinator and Assistant Head Coach under Andy Reid in Philadelphia. From a Super Bowl appearance to Michael Vick’s ‘comeback player of the year’ season in 2010, Mornhinweg was a cornerstone in the Eagles coaching staff before it was dismantled at the end of the Andy Reid era.
This does mean that he overlapped with Doug Pederson when he was an assistant under Andy Reid, so the two have familiarity with one another.
It’s interesting to note that the role is that of ‘offensive consultant’. The Eagles already decided to run a ‘coordinator by committee’ approach with the appointment of Rich Scangarello as an offensive assistant and Press Taylor as the passing game coordinator. How much impact Mornhinweg’s voice will carry remains to be seen.
Mornhinweg will bring just about every nook and cranny from Reid’s teachings to the table, alongside some outside influence from his previous stops in New York and Baltimore. That last one is key, given how the Eagles were primed to pursue the Ravens’ QB coach for their offensive coodinator role earlier this offseason.
The Eagles have really gone all-out in bringing in outside influences, but there’s a sense of comfort with this move and one that should only benefit an offense built around the fundamentals Mornhinweg spent close to a decade instilling in this franchise.
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