Philadelphia Eagles hire former CFL assistant coach Marcus Brady as consultant

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The Philadelphia Eagles have hired former CFL quarterback and assistant coach Marcus Brady as a consultant, according to Tim McManus.

The Indianapolis Colts fired Brady as their offensive coordinator three weeks ago following a 3-4-1 start to the season. The Colts averaged 16.1 points per game under Brady, which ranked third-worst in the NFL, along with 339.4 yards per game, which was close to the middle of the pack.

The 43-year-old was promoted to the role of offensive coordinator in 2021 after spending two seasons as the Colts’ quarterbacks coach. Indianapolis narrowly missed the postseason with a 9-8 record that year but finished eighth league-wide in scoring (26.5 points per game) and second league-wide in rushing yards (149.4 per game).

Second-year running back Jonathan Taylor had a breakout season in 2021, rushing 332 times for a league-leading 1,811 yards and 18 touchdowns.

Brady played seven seasons at quarterback in the CFL with the Toronto Argonauts, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, and Montreal Alouettes, throwing for 3,321 yards, 15 touchdowns, and 16 interceptions and rushing 122 times for 679 yards and six touchdowns.

He ended his playing career to pursue coaching and served as the receivers coach with Montreal under Marc Trestman for three seasons (2009-2011) before becoming the offensive coordinator in 2012. He left for Toronto in 2013 to join former colleague Scott Milanovich as the team’s offensive coordinator and served five years there before heading south to the NFL.

The Eagles currently sit atop the NFC East with a 9-1 record having just beaten the Colts this past weekend by a score of 17-16.