Marty Mornhinweg will return to Philadelphia, this time as a member of Doug Pederson‘s staff. The ex-Eagles assistant will come back and serve as a senior offensive consultant, Tim McManus of ESPN.com tweets. The Eagles announced the move.
Previously the Ravens’ OC, Mornhinweg spent 10 years in Philadelphia under Andy Reid (2003-12) and coached in the NFL from 1995-2018. He did not coach in the league last season but is set for a return.
Mornhinweg’s longest NFL stint came as Eagles offensive coordinator from 2006-12. He later became OC for the Jets (2013-14) and Ravens (2016-18). The 57-year-old assistant will join an Eagles team that fired offensive coordinator Mike Groh and did not replace him. While Pederson will call plays next season, he will now have a veteran assistant and ex-play-caller on his staff. Mornhinweg joins Rich Scangarello as former OCs on Pederson’s staff.
The Ravens opted to replace Mornhinweg with Greg Roman last year, and their Lamar Jackson-fueled offense was historically dominant. But Mornhinweg oversaw the Ravens’ midseason pivot to a run-heavy Jackson offense in 2018, helping the team win the AFC North after missing out on home playoff games from 2013-17.
Mornhinweg entered the NFL as an assistant for teams using West Coast offenses, spending time with the Packers and 49ers in the 1990s. He and Pederson have a history at multiple stops, with Mornhinweg coaching Green Bay quarterbacks in 1996 — when Pederson was Brett Favre‘s backup — and the two coaches being on Reid’s staff together from 2009-12.
Mornhinweg’s time as Lions head coach (2001-02) did not go well, with the Lions beginning their lengthy 2000s swoon under his watch. But Mornhinweg revived his career in Philly and will now have a chance to do so again.