According to a new report from NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks coach Press Taylor gets promoted to passing game coordinator.
Taylor had recently interviewed for the vacant offensive coordinator position after Mike Groh was fired after the season concluded with a loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the Wild Card Round of the Playoffs. Press will not become the offensive coordinator, but it shows that he is a name to reckon with for future opportunities.
That isn't it for the new hires announced today, as NBC's John Clark is reporting that the Eagles hiring ex Broncos OC/49ers QB coach Rich Scangarello and coach Andrew Breiner.
Rumors are is that the Birds are to announce their full 2020 coaching staff later this week, but it appears that Doug Pederson will be considered the offensive coordinator since he already calls the plays. There are also rumors of the wide receivers coach search coming to an end with the name of Virginia Tech wide receivers coach Jafar Williams popping up.
Personally, I would have been fine with giving a young coach like Press Taylor a chance to be the Eagles offensive coordinator because ego would not have gotten in the way of play-calling. After all, Pederson is the play-caller, and as young as Press Taylor is, he would have really learned under Doug Pederson. He still can in this new role, but this position might just be temporary if he impresses enough to get promoted to OC in 2021.
Personally, I think Taylor can and will work his way up to OC next year. He and Doug Pederson can be an excellent team like Andy Reid and Brad Childress were in the early 2000s. Those two mentored Donovan McNabb, and now Pederson and Taylor have a chance to successfully mentor the franchise quarterback, Carson Wentz.
This offseason's coaching searches have been a little strange. We won't really find out if these hires turned out to be positive ones until the regular season comes around.