Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson is the hottest non-head coaching name in the NFL today.
As the Eagles head into Sunday’s game, one step closer to the Super Bowl, Johnson has risen to the top of several potential head coaches’ selections for their offensive coordinator. At least three head coaching candidates have Johnson listed as their future OC, according to multiple sources.
Whether Johnson leaves Philadelphia, though, is another question entirely. Johnson has yet to give any interviews, and sources believe he is waiting to see if current Hawks offensive coordinator Sean Steichen gets the head coaching job. If that happens, it’s believed Johnson will be the best candidate to replace Steichen as OC Philadelphia.
That promotion would create stability in Philadelphia and give Johnson the ability to command games for an MVP-caliber quarterback, giving Johnson a chance to be a potential head coach for next year’s cycle in 2023.
Interestingly, one of the five teams in need of a head coach asked a veteran coaching candidate if he would like to have Johnson as an assistant head coach, a source told CBS Sports. The idea is that the franchise will be turned over to Johnson when he is deemed ready.
Johnson is in his second year as the Eagles quarterbacks coach. A former star quarterback for Utah, Johnson served as quarterbacks coach and/or offensive coordinator at Utah, Mississippi State, Houston and Florida in the 2010s before joining Nick Siliani’s team in 2021.