CHANDLER HOLT

Former Ute Brian Johnson Named Philadelphia’s Offensive Coordinator

Feb 28, 2023, 2:14 PM

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Kyle Whittingham, left, and Brian Johnson watch during University of Utah football practice in Salt Lake City, Thursday, April 18, 2013. (Courtesy of Deseret News)

(Courtesy of Deseret News)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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