The Philadelphia Eagles will not be bringing senior offensive assistant Rich Scangarello back for the 2021 season, according to a joint report from Geoff Mosher and Adam Caplan. The Eagles are said to be allowing Scangarello’s contract to expire.
The Eagles originally hired Scangarello in February last year after their offensive coordinator search resulted in them ... not actually hiring someone with an offensive coordinator title.
There was thought that the Eagles’ appeal to Scangarello was that he previously worked under revered offensive mind Kyle Shanahan. But Philly probably should’ve placed more weight on how Scangarello got fired after a bad season as the Denver Broncos’ offensive coordinator in 2019.
Scangarello clearly wasn’t able to help the Eagles’ offense succeed in 2020. The Birds finished the season ranked 27th in offensive points per game and tied for 28th in yards per play.
Scangarello’s exit is likely the first of more changes to come on the offensive coaching staff. Hopefully the team learned their lesson about having too many cooks in the kitchen, which was reportedly a problem this season, and goes back to a more traditional setup. Certainly seems preferable to forcing multiple assistants on Doug Pederson like they did last year.
See ya, Scangs.