Key Eagles Coach Already Leaving for Head Coaching Job

Tyler Maher
The Philadelphia Eagles are already losing a key coach to another team.
The Philadelphia Eagles are already losing a key coach to another team. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

It's been a rough past 24 hours for the Philadelphia Eagles. Not only did they lose a hard-fought Super Bowl to the Kansas City Chiefs by just 3 points, but they're also about to lose a key member of their coaching staff.

According to NFL insider Adam Schefter, Eagles offensive coordinator Shane Steichen is traveling to Indianapolis on Monday to accept a promotion with the Colts.

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After two seasons as Philadelphia's OC, Steichen is set to become Indy's new head coach. He will take over a Colts team that is looking to bounce back from a disastrous 4-12-1 campaign and desperately needs stability at HC after last season's Frank Reich/Jeff Saturday debacle.

The Eagles will miss Steichen, who dramatically improved their offense during his brief time there. Philly went from 26th in points per game the year before he arrived to 12th in his first season and third in his second season, largely due to Jalen Hurts' transformation into an MVP-caliber quarterback under his watch.

Steichen will be tough to replace, but doing so is now one of the Eagles' top offseason priorities. They'll try to find someone who will work well with head coach Nick Sirianni and can potentially lead them back to the Super Bowl in 2024.

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