Former Ute Brian Johnson Named Philadelphia’s Offensive Coordinator
PHILADELPHIA – Former Utah quarterback and 2022 Philadelphia Eagles QBs coach Brian Johnson has been promoted to the Eagles Offensive Coordinator.
The decision comes after a very successful season which saw a Super Bowl appearance for the Eagles.
Brian Johnson has been named our Offensive Coordinator! 👏
We’ve made additional updates to the offensive coaching staff.#FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/jcpU3pvbzl
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) February 28, 2023
As the QB coach last season, Johnson helped Jalen Hurts lead the Eagles to a 14-3 record.
Hurts was also named the NFC Offensive Player of the Year.
Congrats to @JalenHurts on winning NFC Offensive Player of the Year at the 101 Awards 👏 #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/5O9eR0aJAs
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) February 26, 2023
Alex Tanney, former NFL quarterback, will fill Johnson’s former quarterbacks coach position.
Tanney played for the Chiefs, Browns, Titans, and Giants in his 8-year NFL career. He has been a coach for the Philadelphia Eagles since 2021.
About Brian Johnson
Prior to his coaching career, the Barrett Station, Texas native was a standout player for the Utes. Johnson played at Utah from 2004-08.
During his four seasons in Salt Lake City, the former quarterback threw for 7,853 yards, 57 touchdowns, and 27 interceptions with a 66.2 percent completion rate.
NCAA Football cover model ✅
Youngest OC in college football ✅
One of the voices in Jalen Hurts’ ear amidst a breakout season ✅
Meet #Eagles QBs coach Brian Johnson. pic.twitter.com/KZXUBUjxSA
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 14, 2022
Johnson had a program-best 26-7 record as Utah’s starting quarterback. His career was highlighted by a special undefeated senior season that was capped with a Sugar Bowl victory over the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Following his playing career, Johnson returned to Utah in 2010 as the Utes’ quarterbacks coach. In 2012, Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham promoted Brian Johnson to offensive coordinator.
Jalen Hurts is the NFC Offensive Player of the Month, and @PSchrags says the @Eagles‘ QB Coach deserves a lot of credit 🦅
“Former @Utah_Football QB Brian Johnson is going to be an NFL head coach some day.” pic.twitter.com/KYfBaijALe
— Good Morning Football (@gmfb) September 29, 2022
Two years later, Johnson was hired as Mississippi State’s quarterbacks coach. He was with the Bulldogs through the 2016 season. In 2017, the former Ute spent one season as Houston’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach before taking another job. Former Mississippi State and Florida head coach Dan Mullen hired Johnson as his quarterbacks coach for the second time, this time with the Gators.
After two seasons, Mullen promoted Johnson to Florida’s offensive coordinator. Johnson held that position for one season. In 2021, the former Utah star jumped to the NFL. Then first-year Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni hired Johnson as Philadelphia’s quarterbacks coach.
Chandler Holt is a Digital Sports Producer for KSLSports.com, specializing in all things basketball and football. Follow Chandler on Twitter at @ChandlerHoltKSL.
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