5 things you should know about the Eagles’ new offensive coordinator initially appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia
The Eagles’ new offensive coordinator performed highschool soccer with a former Eagles broad receiver, performed quarterback on the identical faculty as Randall Cunningham and as soon as labored with Nick Sirianni — however not with the Colts.
Listed below are 5 issues to learn about Shane Steichen:
Steichen grew up in Cameron Park, California, and was a closely recruited quarterback at Oak Ridge Excessive Faculty in El Dorado Hills, California, the place certainly one of his broad receivers was one-time Eagle Seyi Ajirotutu. As a senior, Steichen threw 34 touchdowns and 5 INTs and within the fall of 2003 led the Trojans to a 12-1 report, the Sierra Valley Convention title and the CIF sectional championship. Like Randall Cunningham, he performed quarterback at UNLV and one of many staff’s different quarterbacks was present Washington Soccer Group offensive coordinator Scott Turner. It was Turner’s dad, Norv, who would give Steichen his first NFL job.
Steichen, like new Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon, bought his teaching begin at Louisville, though they missed one another by 4 years. Steichen began out as an offensive assistant in 2010 beneath Charlie Sturdy earlier than getting his first NFL job in 2011 beneath Chargers head coach Norv Turner as a defensive assistant. After one 12 months as an offensive assistant in 2013 beneath Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski, he returned to San Diego in 2014 as an offensive high quality management coach beneath head coach Mike McCoy.
That 2014 Chargers employees additionally included offensive coordinator Frank Reich and quarterbacks coach Nick Sirianni. That trio was collectively for 2 years in San Diego. Reich left to turn into the Eagles’ offensive coordinator after the 2015 season and Sirianni left after 2018 to turn into Reich’s offensive coordinator in Indianapolis. Steichen remained, working as QBs coach by way of 2018 beneath Mike McCoy and Anthony Lynn and interim offensive coordinator in 2019 after Ken Whisenhunt was fired and this previous 12 months as full-time offensive coordinator.
This previous 12 months, in Steichen’s one full season as offensive coordinator, the Chargers ranked ninth within the NFL in complete yards, sixth in passing yards, sixth in first downs and ninth in Third-down conversions however solely 21st in red-zone scoring and 30th in dashing yards per play. They averaged 24.zero factors per recreation, 19th-most within the NFL.
At 35 years previous, Steichen is the second-youngest offensive coordinator the Eagles have ever had. Jon Gruden was solely 31 when he grew to become Ray Rhodes’ offensive coordinator in 1995.
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