By HCR Staff | Jan. 17, 2020
Yesterday, news broke that the Philadelphia Eagles and head coach Doug Pederson are interviewing Baltimore Ravens quarterbacks coach James Urban for their offensive coordinator position.
We like this potential hire a lot, and if they secure Urban, we think it’ll be the most significant move of the offseason for the Eagles.
Urban is a highly intelligent, down to earth coach who is well liked by his peers. Since leaving the Eagles in 2010 from his first stint, Urban has had tremendous success developing offensive talent. He spent seven seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals as their wide receivers coach, and his units were among the best in the league. In the last two years with the Ravens, he’s molded QB Lamar Jackson into an MVP.
What we like is that he’s worked in completely different offensive systems recently, and had success with both. That shows an adaptability that will serve him, and the Eagles, well if this pairing comes about.
Urban is a very good communicator, and his personality is upbeat. He’s got a good energy about him, and he’ll free Pederson a bit to focus on head coaching duties. If the Eagles make this move, it’ll bode well for their 2020 offense in our view.
Editor’s update: Urban has decided to stay in Baltimore.