According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Philadelphia Eagles are hiring another coach with a connection to Nick Sirianni. Jason Michael will replace Justin Peele as the teams’ new TE coach.
Michael just finished his second season with the Colts as their tight ends coach, working under newly-signed Eagles HC Nick Sirianni. He joins DC Jonathan Gannon and Kevin Patullo in jumping ship.
Michael actually worked with Sirianni during the 2013 season as well as the teams’ TE coach. He departed that role for a shot at an offensive coordinator gig in Tennessee which he held for two years before becoming the teams’ QB coach and transitioning back to a TE guru in 2018 with the Cardinals. His Titans offense ranked 28th in points in 2014 and one spot lower in 2015.
As for his stint with the Colts, Mo Alie-Cox was the leading TE for the Colts in 2020 with 394 yards and a pair of touchdowns in what was his third season. Jack Doyle put up 251 yards while former Eagle Trey Burton eclipsed that by one. In 2019, Doyle led the position with 448 yards and 4 touchdowns.
In total, Michael has 17 years of coaching experience with 14 of those coming in the NFL.
Michael will inherit a TE room that could see significant change moving forward. The future of Zach Ertz is up in the air and Dallas Goedert is entering his contract year. Whoever the big-bodied pass-catchers may be, it will be fun to see what Michael brings to the table after a significant drop in production this past season.
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