5 Potential offensive coordinator targets for this Philadelphia Eagles team

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Could Dan Orlovsky really fix the Philadelphia Eagles problems?

ESPN’s Dan Orlovsky has been the most outspoken national voice on the Philadelphia Eagles 100-million-dollar quarterback Carson Wentz. If the Eagles are planning on bringing Wentz back into the fold in 2021, Orlovsky could garner some interest from the team.

When Doug Pederson’s Eagles undoubtedly had the most success as a team and with Wentz, it was when three former backup quarterbacks came together to create a holy football trinity of offensive gurus. Orlovsky could be just the guy to reengineer that 2017 success in Wentz.

Orlovsky spent his entire career as a backup quarterback and now he is quickly budding into a leading authority on football for ESPN. He has worked alongside quarterbacks like Matthew Stafford, Jon Kitna, Josh McCown, and Peyton Manning.

It is not out of the realm of possibility for ESPN personalities to step back into the NFL. Just a couple of years ago, the Raiders paired NFL Network’s Mike Mayock as GM with Jon Gruden as head coach. ESPN analyst Louis Riddick is also drawing GM interest from several NFL teams.

Orlovsky never played for Philly, but he does understand the culture. He understands the demands of what it takes to play, work, and live in Philadelphia. Prior to launching his career at ESPN, Orlovsky spent four years living in the City of Brotherly Love. If there is one thing this city loves, it’s a hard-nosed competitor familiar with the city whose aim is to aid this franchise.

Orlovsky is, of course, an unproven commodity at offensive coordinator and he might be a better fit as a quarterback coach to start, but if Philadelphia wants to go big or go home, Orlovsky might be the answer. Let’s move on to another former backup quarterback.