FRISCO - Brian Johnson, the Florida Gators offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach credited in part with the college development of Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott, will now be a Prescott rival in the NFL ...
And, the Philadelphia Eagles likely hope, a "fixer'' of QB Carson Wentz.
Johnson has accepted the Eagles quarterback coaching position, as first reported by Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports. And assuming the Eagles wish to get the career of recent first-round pick Wentz back on track, the 33-year-old Johnson's Job One is clear.
Johnson spent three seasons at Florida under head coach Dan Mullen, who was also Dak's head coach at Mississippi State, where Johnson spent three years under Mullen as the Bulldogs quarterbacks coach. More recently, Johnson is credited with having helped Mullen rev up the quarterback position for the Gators, with Kyle Trask turning into a Heisman Trophy finalist this past season.
During Trask's fine 2020 season, Johnson earned interviews for the head coach openings at South Carolina and Boise State.
Now Johnson will join new Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni, who was officially hired on Jan. 24, and is also considered a QB "guru'' from his time on the staff of the Indianapolis Colts.
Wentz, of course, is a former NFL MVP contender (during the 2017 season) who has fallen out of favor, last year being sent to the bench by rookie Jalen Hurts.
We'll assume that Prescott will be rooting for Johnson's success in Philly in general ... but certainly not two times a year when it's Dallas vs. the Eagles in the NFC East.
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