The Nick Sirianni staff is starting to take shape. We started hearing over the weekend that the team would be hiring Jonathan Gannon as the teams defensive coordinator and Shane Steichen as the teams offensive coordinator. But there were still positions to fill.
Jeff Stoutland is staying. That one is big. Stoutland has been here since 2013 and is widely regarded as one of the best offensive line coaches in football. And with the Eagles facing a tempest with their O-Line, it was imperative that Sirianni kept him. He was able to after initial reports linked him to Alabama.
Sirianni dipped into the college ranks for the teams new defensive line coach. The Eagles are hiring Tracy Rocker from Auburn. Rocker coached the Titans defensive line from 2011-2013 and then he did the SEC tour (coaching for six SEC teams.)
The Eagles have also gone to college for one of the most important hires, the quarterbacks coach. The team is tapping Florida offensive coordinator Brian Johnson. Johnson is just 33 years old, so it adds to the identity of this coaching staff (young.) Johnson was a quarterback at Utah and was hired by Urban Meyer and has coached Dak Prescott when he was at Mississippi. Johnson is very highly thought of, and has also known quarterback Jalen Hurts since he was 4 years old. So read into that what you will.
Dallas Goedert and the rest of the tight ends will be coached by Jason Michaels. Michaels is coming to Philly from Indianapolis, just like Sirianni. He was formally the Titans offensive coordinator but recently coached the tight ends for the Colts. So the fact he’s willing to uproot to take a lateral move and follow Sirianni is a good sign.
And finally the team has requested permission to interview 49ers assistant special teams coordinator Michael Clay. Clay is familiar with Philadelphia, having served on Chip Kelly’s staff from 2014-2015.
They still have vacancies however: Wide receivers coach, running backs coach, linebackers coach, and secondary coach.
Keep it on the Fanaitc as we update you on Sirianni’s staff.