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    Eagles Set to Promote Rising Star to QBs Coach
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    Eagles set to promote rising star to QBs coach

    It looks like the Eagles are ready to promote one of the rising stars in their coaching department. 

    After John DeFilippo's departure for the Vikings' offensive coordinator job, the Eagles are expected to promote Press Taylor to fill his old position as quarterbacks coach, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport on Monday.

    Taylor, who just turned 30 last month, has been with the Eagles since the 2013 season when Chip Kelly hired him as an offensive quality control coach. Not only did Doug Pederson keep Taylor on his first coaching staff, he promoted him in 2016 to the team's assistant quarterbacks coach. 

    It was actually Taylor who now-famously mined the "Philly Special" play from watching film of the Bears-Vikings game from the 2016 regular-season finale. 

    Not all that far removed from his playing days at Marshall, Taylor became an offensive graduate assistant at Tulsa in 2011 and stayed there for just two seasons before Kelly hired him, starting Taylor's quick ascent to now being one of the most important position coaches on the staff. 

    Taylor is obviously one of the youngest coaches on the staff, but he now has the job to help Carson Wentz continue to grow in Year 3 as he comes off an ACL and LCL tear. It'll also be Taylor's job to keep Nick Foles ready and to continue Nate Sudfeld's development. 

    With Taylor's taking the quarterbacks coach job, that obviously rules out receivers coach Mike Groh, who would have also seemingly been a good fit. Groh has a background with the quarterback position and seemed open to the idea of one day coaching them again. 

    After Taylor fills the quarterbacks coach opening, the Eagles still need to figure out how to replace Frank Reich at offensive coordinator. Groh could be a possibility there, but so could running backs coach Duce Staley