Nick Siriani’s first coaching staff in Philadelphia continues to come together.
According to ESPN’s Adam Scare, the Eagles signed former Chargers offensive coordinator Shane Steichen on Monday morning to make him their new OC.
Steichen, 35, along with Denver RB coach Curtis Modkins, was one of just two known candidates for the job.
Like defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon, Steichen has a close relationship with Sirini. The two worked closely with the Chargers from 2014–17.
If there was a question about the Eagles, Sirini put together his own coaching staff, which has been answered in the last few days. We have heard that every coach is being added to this staff, having worked with Sirini before. This is important because the Eagles actually helped Doug Pederson put his first staff together five years ago. Pedersen had worked in two places, but under the same head coach, so he did not have the resources to put a top staff together like Syriani does now.
Sirini and Steichen were both position coaches with the Chargers, when Sirini left Frank Reich to be OC in 2018 in Indianapolis. After that, Steichen stayed with the Chargers and eventually rose to the level of full-time offensive coordinator in 2020.
But Anthony Lynn was fired and Brandon Staley found work in LA, so Stichen was available.
While Steichen became interim OC in 2019, he was given the full-time title in 2020. Under Lynn, Steichen and QB coach Pep Hamilton, first-round pick Justin Herbert had a breakout rookie season. The Chargers were the No. 9 offense in the NFL, averaging 382.1 yards per game, and the No. 6 pass offense.
Back in 2016, Steichen actually replaced Sirini as the Chargers’ quarterback coach when Mike McCoy’s staff was reshuffled. Sirini received his last two years with the Chargers.
Earlier, in Offshin, Steichen showed interest in the Seahawk about his offensive coordinator job and was reportedly a candidate to remain in LA as well. But now he is coming to Philly to form an offensive coaching staff with Sirini and new pass game coordinator Kevin Patulo, who comes from Indianapolis.
Here is the history of Steichen’s coaching career:
2010: Louisville, offensive assistant
2011-12: Charger, defensive assistant
2013: Brown, Aggressive Quality Control
2014-15: Charger, aggressive quality control
2016-19: Chargers, quarterbacks
2019: Chargers, interim offensive coordinator
2020: Chargers, offensive coordinator
2021: Eagles, Offensive Coordinator
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