Eagles Hire Shane Steichen As OC

The Eagles will hire Shane Steichen as their new offensive coordinator (Twitter link via Ian Rapoport of NFL.com). The deal will likely become official sometime this week. 

[RELATED: Duce Staley Wants Out]

Steichen has history with new head coach Nick Sirianni – the two worked together with the Chargers from 2014 through 2017. Most recently, Steichen served as the offensive coordinator in Los Angeles, guiding Justin Herbert in his tremendous rookie season. Some believed that Steichen would be a candidate for the Seahawks opening, following Brian Schottenheimer‘s firing, but he’s heading out east instead.

The Bolts promoted Steichen from quarterbacks coach to OC in October 2019 after Ken Whisenhunt‘s offense tanked. Under Whisenhunt, the run game was downright pitiful: The Chargers went four straight games without achieving 40 yards rushing, leaving them in the bottom third of the league in points. With Steichen at the helm, things improved – the Chargers finished out that year ranked No. 12 in DVOA.

Now, the 35-year-old will be tasked with getting Carson Wentz back on track. He’ll also have to hire a new assistant to help with the run game with Duce Staley leaving.

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12 comments on “Eagles Hire Shane Steichen As OC

  1. hoosierhysteria

    Bolts should have kept him. QB liked him…offense did pretty well.

  2. Johhos

    Was his contract up ? Why would the Chargers let him go in a lateral position move ?

  3. bumpy93

    I think this is a great hiring, I really think this staff looks to be coming along pretty good I’m pleasantly surprised by this. as of right now it looks like owner Jeffrey lurie and GM Howie roseman are doing everything they can to salvage Carson Wentz. now if that is the decision they’re going in and they’re trying to everything they can to make once better this season or try to get them back to his 2017 season form, signs point to they will be taking a WR with the sixth pick in the draft. hoping we are able to pick up JaMarr Chase, but I will”settle”for Dvonta Smith. There is n’t much more that could be done to help Wentz, so if they do keep them this year and he falters again it will be a lost cause. but as of now this is a great start in my opinion

    • Black Ace57

      I don’t care what Howie Roseman does for the coaching staff with how bad his drafts have been. Skipping on Metcalf and Jefferson back years taking Arcega-Whiteside and Reagor is inexcusable.

  4. nutznboltz

    The Chargers had the most vanilla offense in football. There is no imagination or innovation at all from Shane.

      • beauner

        The Chargers offense succeeded despite the coaching. This is the guy that called run plays with under a minute left and no timeouts in two different games.

  5. bradthebluefish

    Eagles now have not one but two young, creative offensive coaches. If they can’t fix Wentz, not sure anyone can.

  6. Bluemarlin528

    Great hire, this guy has climbed the ladder and done well all the way up.

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