While it has yet to be officially confirmed by the Eagles, Adam Schefter and Howard Eskin have reported that the Eagles will be hiring Kellen Moore to be their new offensive coordinator. Moore, 35, is a former NFL QB turned Coordinator. He will replace Brian Johnson after the Eagles’ historic collapse and huge offensive setback. Moore was the offensive coordinator of the Los Angeles Chargers in 2023 and only lasted one season.
Before that, Moore was the OC of the Dallas Cowboys from 2019 to 2022. During his stint there, the Cowboys’ offense ranked in the top 5 in points per game, yards per game, and even third-down conversion percentage. He helped develop Dak Prescott and the Cowboys’ playmakers before being let go by Mike McCarthy in favor of McCarthy calling the plays on offense in hopes of McCarthy saving his job.
Good moves for the Eagles?
While Moore is coming off a down season with the Chargers, he has a great upside with this Eagles offense. The nucleus of Hurts, Brown, Smith, and Goedert should allow Moore’s creativity to shine in Philadelphia. Moore had a tendency of using plenty of motion during his time with the Cowboys as well as calling a heavy amount of Zone Run plays. If he’s given the full reins of the offense as Nick Sirianni and Howie Roseman stated then we should see an improved offense going forward.
If the Eagles find a way to keep D’Andre Swift then we can also finally witness just how great this offense can be which would make them an instant Super Bowl contender for 2024. A big difference on how Kellen Moore will use this offense will be from a strategic stand point. Moore has shown that he knows how to get his playmakers open. He uses the entire field as his weapon and gives his players the opportunity to make plays after the catch.
While this is a skeptical hire for many, Moore’s upside can truly make this a great hire if the Eagles give him everything he needs to succeed. He already has the right weapons but the surrounding cast will be just as important. And as previously mentioned, don’t forget that they’ll need to make a big decision on their running back situation.
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