Report: Jim Caldwell, Kevin O’Connell candidates for Eagles’ OC job

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The Eagles are in search of a new offensive coordinator after dismissing Mike Groh on Thursday.

Jim Caldwell and Kevin O’Connell are candidates for the job, Tim McManus of ESPN reports. The team is expected to have a short list.

The Eagles ranked 14th in total offense, including 11th in passing, during an injury-plagued season.

The Dolphins still list Caldwell as assistant head coach/quarterbacks coach, but he took a leave of absence before the start of the season. Caldwell, 64, instead served the team in a consulting role.

He was Detroit’s head coach from 2014-17 and the Colts’ head coach from 2008-11.

O’Connell was Washington’s offensive coordinator in 2019, his first time in that role after four NFL seasons as a quarterbacks coach or offensive assistant.

He spent three seasons in Washington.

5 responses to “Report: Jim Caldwell, Kevin O’Connell candidates for Eagles’ OC job

  1. If the Philadelphia Eagles end up with former Lions washout coaches coordinating both sides of the ball, you can kiss the opportunity for another Lombardi away.

  2. Eagles fans should want Kevin O’Connell. If nothing else, he is primed to continue the tradition of young, talented, offensive minds who are let go only to succeed elsewhere as head coaches. (…see Sean McVay and Kyle Shannahan).

    Snyder sure does know how to spot offensive talent as its walking out the doors of Redskins park and into success elsewhere.

  3. I hate that we let Kevin O connell go. Redskins love to let go of young offensive coordinaters right when they’re blossoming. I’m sure he’s gonna end up becoming head coach for a struggling team somewhere eventually and turn them into a playoff team. Typical.

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