Philadelphia Eagles: 5 Doug Pederson replacements that make sense

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player. 15. . . . Pete Carmichael, OC, Saints. 3

The Philadelphia Eagles would be very unwise to ignore this man.

Believe it or not, it was actually Pete Carmichael, not Sean Payton who initially brought Joe Brady into the New Orleans Saints fold. The former (Carmichael) has been as big a part of the Saints’ success as anyone over the past 15 seasons. He began as the team’s quarterbacks coach in 2006. He took over as the team’s offensive coordinator in 2009, a role that he’s served in since 2009.

The latter (Brady) served as an offensive assistant for the Saints from 2017 to 2018. He then took over as the LSU Tigers’ passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach in 2019 before becoming the Carolina Panthers’ offensive coordinator in 2019.

Brady will be on a few radars himself come next offseason, but no one should ignore Carmichael. Thinking about any possibility of him getting his fingerprints on Carson Wentz should be enough to make the mouth water if you’re a true Birds fan. Come on. You’ve heard of that Drew Brees guy, right? No seriously, he’s pretty good, right?

That’s what you want Carson Wentz to become if you’re a Birds fan, and Carmichael is the guy that will get him there. Plus, he’d actually hire a real offensive coordinator.