Former Boise State Player has a new job

Kellen Moore, the former offensive coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys, is reportedly in talks with the Philadelphia Eagles to become their new offensive coordinator. Moore recently spoke with the Eagles and it seems that a deal may be imminent, according to a report by Howard Eskin. This news comes after the Los Angeles Chargers hired Jim Harbaugh as their new head coach, likely signaling the end of Moore’s time as their offensive coordinator.

Despite interviewing Moore for Harbaugh’s position, it is unlikely that the former Wolverines skipper will keep him on in the same role. As a result, other teams have expressed interest in interviewing Moore for their offensive coordinator positions. Both the Cleveland Browns and the Philadelphia Eagles have reportedly requested interviews with him this week, according to NFL insider Tom Pelissero.

The Eagles recently parted ways with offensive coordinator Brian Johnson, who had overseen the league’s third-ranked offense just a year ago. In the 2023 season, the Eagles finished eighth in total offense but struggled to generate points towards the end of the season. They scored 19 points or less in four of their final six regular-season games and were outmatched in the NFC Wild Card Round, losing 32-9 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. One concerning statistic from that game was the Eagles’ failure to convert a single third or fourth down.

Coincidentally, Brian Johnson is also interviewing for the Browns’ open offensive coordinator position this week. The Browns decided to part ways with offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt after the season. Van Pelt had coordinated the No. 16 offense in the regular season, averaging 335.9 yards per game. The Browns’ offense finished tied for No. 10 in scoring, with 23.3 points per game. They made the playoffs under the leadership of Joe Flacco after losing Deshaun Watson to a shoulder injury in November. However, Flacco struggled in the postseason, throwing two interceptions that were both returned for touchdowns by the Houston Texans.

As for Moore’s coaching history, he led the Los Angeles Chargers’ offense to a 25th-place finish in points scored per game this season, with an average of 20.4 points. The Chargers ended the season with a 5-12 record, securing wins against the Vikings, Raiders, Bears, Jets, and Patriots. During his tenure as the offensive coordinator for the Cowboys, which began in 2019, Moore consistently produced top six finishes in points per game. The Cowboys also led the league in yards per game in 2021 and 2019. However, after the 2022 season, Dallas and head coach Mike McCarthy decided to part ways with Moore and have McCarthy call plays himself.

The situation surrounding Kellen Moore’s potential move to the Philadelphia Eagles as their new offensive coordinator is certainly developing. As other teams like the Cleveland Browns express interest and conduct interviews, it remains to be seen where Moore’s future lies. Only time will tell which team he will join for the upcoming season.