Sixteen years after he replaced Dana Bible as offensive coordinator during one of the worst seasons in NFL history, Bill Musgrave is back with the Eagles.
Musgrave, according to FOX Sports, will replace Bill Lazor as Eagles quarterbacks coach.
The Eagles did not confirm the hiring and had no comment on the FOX Sports report.
Lazor, who guided Nick Foles to a record-setting season in his one year as Eagles quarterbacks coach, accepted the offensive coordinator job with the Dolphins last week.
Musgrave, a quarterback at Oregon in the late 1980s and early 1990s, spent six years in the NFL, winning a Super Bowl ring with the 49ers as a backup in 1994.
He began his NFL coaching career with the Raiders in 1997 and has since spent time with the Eagles, Panthers, University of Virginia, Jaguars, Redskins, Falcons and most recently, the last three years on Leslie Frazier’s staff in Minnesota.
Musgrave and Lazor both coached at Virginia and with the Eagles, Redskins and Falcons. They were together in 2005 on Joe Gibbs’ Redskins staff.
Musgrave was Vikings offensive coordinator from 2011 through 2013 and so was on the opposite sideline when the Vikings scored 48 points with Matt Cassel as quarterback against the Eagles in December, the only regular-season game the Eagles lost the second half of the regular season.
In 1998, Musgrave joined Ray Rhodes’ staff as an offensive assistant but with the offense struggling badly – the Eagles scored just 71 points in their first six games – Rhodes took play-calling duties away from beleaguered offensive coordinator Dana Bible and gave them to Musgrave, although he didn’t change either of their titles.
In 10 games under Musgrave, the Eagles scored 92 points, or fewer than 10 per game. Only two teams have ever scored fewer points in a 16-game season than the 1998 Eagles, who went 3-13. Sean Payton, who won a Super Bowl with the Saints, was quarterbacks coach on that team.
Musgrave has served as offensive coordinator of the Panthers (2000), Jaguars (2004) and Vikings (2011-13) and as quarterbacks coach with the Panthers (2000), Redskins (2005) and Falcons (2006-10).
The Panthers ranked 21st in points and 20th in yards under Musgrave in 2000, the Jaguars ranked 29th and 21st in 2004 and the Vikings ranked 19th, 14th and 14th in points and 18th, 20th and 13th in yards.
As a quarterbacks coach, he coached Michael Vick in his final year in Atlanta and then coached Matt Ryan to his first Pro Bowl season in 2010.
Under Lazor, Foles blossomed into a Pro Bowl quarterback in his second year in the NFL. He set an NFL record with 27 touchdowns and just two interceptions, and his 119.2 passer rating was third-highest in NFL history.