5 Potential offensive coordinator targets for this Philadelphia Eagles team

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. player. 16. . . . Ken Dorsey, QB coach, Buffalo

Ken Dorsey could be a hot name for the Philadelphia Eagles to target.

Ken Dorsey has aided the rise of Bills quarterback Josh Allen, and he could do the same for Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks Jalen Hurts or Carson Wentz. Dorsey, a former backup quarterback with San Francisco and Cleveland, has a bright future ahead of him and the Eagles could look to take a chance on him at OC.

Prior to his stint in Buffalo, Dorsey spent five seasons in Carolina. In 2015, he helped turn Cam Newton into an MVP. From 2014 to 2015, Newton saw an astronomical increase in total yards, passing touchdowns, passer rating, and, of course, wins.

For Josh Allen, Dorsey has also worked the same magic. Allen threw for 1,500 more yards in 2020 than he did in 2019. He tossed 17 more touchdowns, his rating increased from 85 to 107, and his QBR shot through the roof from 49.4 to 81.7. Allen has drawn some MVP talk, but he will most likely come up just short of Aaron Rodgers.

What Ken Dorsey has done in his few years as a QB coach is more than enough to justify promotion to an OC position. What Philadelphia could be looking to add is a young talent and Dorsey fits the profile. He also holds an X-Factor card in his deck as he spent 2011-2012 on staff with Carolina as a pro scout.

Not only does Dorsey have experience as a coach, but he is also a highly decorated former college quarterback with Miami. He’s a two-time Heisman finalist, a two-time NCAA Quarterback of the Year Award winner, and a BCS National Champion. Dorsey brings every intangible to the table. He has a young brain for the game and a resume that matches up with the best. The Eagles could be missing out on a future star if Dorsey slips through the fingers.