Florida loses offensive coordinator Brian Johnson to NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles, per report

By Adam Silverstein
January 27, 2021
Florida loses offensive coordinator Brian Johnson to NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles, per report
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Florida Gators offensive coordinator Brian Johnson, an up-and-coming name in coaching circles, will leave the college ranks after agreeing to become the new quarterbacks coach for the Philadelphia Eagles, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Johnson will be the third assistant that head coach Dan Mullen must replace ahead of the 2021 season.

Elevated to offensive coordinator ahead of the 2020 season, Johnson worked with Mullen to oversee one of the greatest offensive performances in program history. He has served as the Gators QB coach since joining the team ahead of the 2018 campaign and played a significant role in the development of Kyle Trask, who became a Heisman Trophy finalist and set a ton of program records in 2020. Johnson was the first Black offensive coordinator in Florida football history.

Johnson was constantly mentioned for college head coaching opportunities this offseason and notably interviewed for the Boise State job. He was being thrown around as an early candidate for the UCF gig that opened Wednesday.

Instead, Johnson will take a step down in title to make a move to the NFL where he will help manage a quarterback room that includes rookie standout Jalen Hurts and veteran Carson Wentz.

OnlyGators.com will update this breaking news story shortly.

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