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Eagles expected to hire Chargers offensive coordinator Kellen Moore for their OC position

The Eagles are borrowing from a rival to rebuild their offense.

Philadelphia is expected to hire Chargers offensive coordinator Kellen Moore as their new OC, NFL Network Insiders Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero reported Saturday night.

Moore spent the 2023 season with Los Angeles, a tumultuous campaign that saw head coach Brandon Staley fired on Dec. 15 and franchise cornerstone Justin Herbert miss the final four games due to injury. Under those circumstances, the Chargers offense sputtered to a bottom-12 ranking in scoring.

Before that, however, Moore had coached for Philadelphia's foremost NFC East enemy, the Cowboys. Following a short-lived professional career in which the lefty made his only two career starts at quarterback for Dallas, Moore joined America's Team as a QBs coach in 2018.

He quickly vaulted up to offensive coordinator in 2019, a position he held for four years, including three seasons calling plays for Mike McCarthy from 2020-2022.

During his tenure as OC, the Cowboys twice finished first in the NFL in yards, and in 2021 equaled that effort in scoring, as well.

Despite this being Moore's third change of scenery in as many years, the 34-year-old remains one of the league's most-respected offensive minds.

Even during the season that led to Moore and the Cowboys mutually parting ways, Dallas still owned a top-five scoring unit, and the Chargers had been blocking him from interviews until they hired Jim Harbaugh on Wednesday, per Rapoport and Pelissero.

Thus, it took just three days for fast-moving Philly to bring Moore on board.

Head coach Nick Sirianni now has a new set of coordinators -- he hired defensive coordinator Vic Fangio within 24 hours of his parting from Miami -- for the second consecutive offseason.

Moore's priority will be to rediscover the electricity in the Eagles' recently grounded offense, which still finished with the seventh-most points in the league but faltered along with the rest of the team as Philadelphia went 1-6 down the stretch, including a 32-9 wild-card loss to the Buccaneers.

His partnership with quarterback Jalen Hurts will be imperative in doing so, as will dealing with the void left by Jason Kelce -- the most impactful center in recent NFL history -- should he officially retire.

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