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Former Eagles OC Brian Johnson is reportedly expected to join Commanders

Brian Johnson is reportedly moving two hours down Interstate 95 to join the Washington Commanders staff, ESPN reported Thursday morning.

The 36-year-old, first-year offensive coordinator was fired by the Philadelphia Eagles after the offense became "stale." Johnson reportedly interviewed for the Commanders' offensive coordinator opening before Washington ultimately hired former Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury to the post.

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports that the two men will work closely with one another.

FILE - Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Brian Johnson speaks with members of the media at the NFL football team's training facility in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023. The Eagles have fired offensive coordinator Brian Johnson, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Former Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Brian Johnson is set to join the Washington Commanders in a prominent role, ESPN reported on Thursday. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

The Commanders own the No. 2 overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft and are reportedly in the market for a franchise quarterback.

When Shane Steichen, the Eagles' former offensive coordinator, left to become the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts last offseason, Johnson was tabbed to take his place. He spent his first two seasons in the NFL as Philadelphia's quarterbacks coach (2021-2022).

Prior to that, all of Johnson's coaching experiencing was at the college level.