Brian Johnson (coach)

Eagles Hire Florida OC Brian Johnson As QBs Coach

The Eagles are adding another young coach to their offensive staff. Florida offensive coordinator Brian Johnson will head to Philadelphia to become the Eagles’ quarterbacks coach, Pete Thamel of Yahoo.com reports.

Johnson, 33, will head to the NFL level with an interesting resume and considerable momentum. After being promoted to Florida’s OC role in 2020, Johnson helped quarterback Kyle Trask become a Heisman finalist and tight end Kyle Pitts emerge as a potential top-10 pick. Trask threw 43 touchdown passes — 12 to Pitts — in 12 games.

Prior to mentoring Trask in Gainesville, Johnson helped develop¬†Dak Prescott¬†into as Mississippi State’s QBs coach. Prescott played his final two college seasons with Johnson as his position coach, and the future Cowboys passer emerged on the NFL radar after strong junior and senior seasons. Johnson interviewed for the South Carolina and Boise State HC openings but will be tasked with helping Nick Sirianni and Shane Steichen revive Carson Wentz‘s career while developing Jalen Hurts.

The Eagles will also hire former Titans OC Jason Michael, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com tweets. Like Steichen, Michael has experience working with Sirianni. He worked as the Colts’ tight ends coach in 2019 and ’20. Michael was Tennessee’s OC from 2014-15.

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