3 reasons Panthers OC Joe Brady is the answer to Eagles’ prayers

(Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) Joe Brady
(Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) Joe Brady /
4 of 4
Carolina Panthers
(Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images) Joe Brady /

Offensive creativity

Despite having less than a decade of coaching experience, Joe Brady is already recognized as one of the brightest offensive minds in football. His ascension up the coaching ranks is very Sean McVay-like, and everywhere he’s gone he has found success.

Even during the crazy year that 2020 was, the Carolina Panthers still produced four players who had at least 1,000 yards of total offense under Brady’s guidance, becoming just the fifth team in the Super Bowl era to accomplish the feat.

The legend of Philly-Philly will live in the hearts of Eagles fans for years to come, but it doesn’t change the fact that throughout much of 2020 their play-calling was ineffective, if not atrocious, to say the least.

Pairing Brady with game-changers like Jalen Hurts and Miles Sanders could give the offense a major shot in the arm, regardless of who starts at quarterback. Reagor is also a player who could benefit from some extra creativity.

Before joining the Panthers Brady’s first two years of NFL experience came back in 2017 and 2018 with the Saints under Payton, so it goes without saying that he’s been taught by some of the league’s best offensive minds.

He also spent two years as an assistant at Penn State where he worked with Saquon Barkley and a dominant Nittany Lions offense, and then obviously won a national championship in historic fashion with Ed Orgeron at LSU in 2019.

With all that being said, Brady has learned from some of the most well-respected coaches in the country, across all levels, and has developed many of the qualities that NFL owners love to see in prospective head coaches. At this point, it truly is a matter of time before a franchise is willing to take a chance on him.