Report: The Eagles are set to hire Kellen Moore as their new offensive coordinator for the 2024 season

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – DECEMBER 22: Philadelphia Eagles helmet sits on a cart during the game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagle on December 22, 2019, at Lincoln Financial Filed in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire)

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.

PHILADELPHIA, PA – JANUARY 29: Philadelphia Eagles coach Brian Johnson looks on during the NFC Championship Game between the San Fransisco 49ers and the Philadelphia Eagles on January 29, 2023 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire)

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.

FILE – Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) looks for running room as he rushes with the ball during an NFL wild-card football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jan. 16, 2023, in Tampa, Fla. A person familiar with the terms tells The Associated Press that three-time Pro Bowl running back Elliott has signed a one-year deal with the New England Patriots worth $4 million. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not announced the move. (AP Photo/Peter Joneleit, File)

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.

Philadelphia Eagles running back D’Andre Swift scores against the New York Giants during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Dec. 25, 2023, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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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