The Eagles are in need of a new offensive coordinator after firing Mike Groh on Thursday, a surprise move after head coach Doug Pederson said on Wednesday Groh would be back.
The issues that will come with the optics of that aside, the Eagles will now begin their search for their new coordinator, a job that many around the league will want. Even though the new coordinator won’t be calling plays, the Eagles’ offense has struggled the majority of the last two years, and if they turn it around next year the new coordinator will be at the top of the list for head coaching jobs.
There will be plenty of names thrown around over the next few days, starting with the big ones — Pay Shurmur, Jay Gruden, etc. It is also possible the Eagles go with Duce Staley, who has been waiting for his chance to become offensive coordinator.
If the Eagles don’t go with Staley, however, they would be wise to look for a young, innovative coach with a much different offensive background than Pederson’s. The Eagles need new ideas to be sprinkled in with Pederson’s offense.
Here are three candidates I think would make sense for the Eagles:
What makes Brady unique is his background in the NFL. Brady spent two years with the New Orleans Saints from 2017 to 2019, working under one of the best head coaches — and offensive minds — in the league in Sean Payton. Brady is just 30-years old, but the Eagles don’t need a veteran to come in and help Pederson. They need new ideas, and Brady would certainly bring plenty of those.
At 40-years old, Waldron has more experience than Brady does, which could be appealing to the Eagles.