The Philadelphia Eagles reportedly have a new offensive coordinator.
According to Tim McManus, the Eagles are promoting wide receivers coach Mike Groh to Frank Reich’s old position.
Groh was one of two finalists for the position, along with Eagles running backs coach Duce Staley. Head coach Doug Pederson reportedly interviewed both Groh and Staley on Monday.
It was previously reported that the Eagles might not hire a formal offensive coordinator and instead split the responsibilities between Groh and Staley. But that won’t be the case.
Philadelphia hired Groh as their wide receivers coach last offseason after firing Greg Lewis. Groh seemingly did a good job in his first year with the Eagles; look no further than Nelson Agholor’s remarkable turnaround.
As indicated in a deep dive by Peter King, Groh already had an involved role with the Eagles’ third down offense last season. Including playoffs, the Eagles finished with a 44.69% conversion rate on third down, which ranked second best in the league.
It’s interesting that the Eagles passed on Staley, who first joined Philadelphia’s coaching staff in 2011. Staley has survived multiple head coaching changes and even interviewed for the Eagles’ head coaching vacancy himself in 2016. McManus reports Staley will remain at his current position.
With Groh getting promoted, the Eagles now have a vacancy at wide receivers coach. It was previously reported that Press Taylor might get that role but he’s already been promoted to quarterbacks coach in order to replace John DeFilippo. Eagles coaching assistant Trent Miles has experience with receivers, so that’s something to keep an eye on.
The Eagles have yet to officially confirm any coaching staff changes. Stay tuned for more updates.
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