Eagles Hire Frank Reich As OC

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Photo courtesy: USA Today Sports Images

According to CBS’s Jason La Canfora, the Eagles have hired former Chargers offensive coordinator Frank Reich as offensive coordinator. Birds 24/7’s Tim McManus has since confirmed that Reich has the job.

Reich, like Eagles head coach Doug Pederson, was an NFL quarterback for over a decade. He played for the Bills, Panthers, Jets and Lions from 1985 to 1998.

Reich began his coaching career with the Colts in 2008 as an offensive assistant, and in 2009 was promoted to quarterbacks coach, where he served for two years. During those two years, Peyton Manning threw for 9,200 yards, 66 touchdowns, and 33 interceptions.

Reich spent 2011 as the Colts’ wide receivers coach, before heading to San Diego as the team’s quarterbacks coach in 2013. That year, Philip Rivers completed 69.5 percent of his passes for 32 touchdowns and 11 interceptions, averaging 8.2 yards per attempt.

In 2014, Reich was promoted to the Chargers’ offensive coordinator. During his two years at the helm of San Diego’s offense, the offense averaged 20.9 points per game. They ranked 13th in turnovers in 2014, and 17th in 2015.

News of Reich’s hiring comes hours after this morning’s news that John DeFilippo would join Pederson’s staff as the team’s quarterbacks coach.

Yesterday, the Eagles formally introduced Jim Schwartz as the team’s defensive coordinator.