Former Monmouth College Record-Setting QB Alex Tanney Earns a Coaching Promotion from the Philadelphia Eagles

According to, former Monmouth College record-setting quarterback Alex Tanney was promoted to a Philadelphia Eagles’ assistant quarterbacks coach/offensive assistant during the 2022 offseason. A former NFL quarterback, he originally joined the team as an offensive quality control coach in 2021 after returning from his nine-year playing career (2012-20). In his first coaching season, Tanney supported an offense that led the league with team records in both rushing yards (2,715) and rushing touchdowns (25). Philadelphia also ranked fourth in third-down percentage (franchise-record 45.7 pct.) and allowed the fifth-fewest giveaways (16).

Tanney played nine seasons in the NFL as a backup quarterback from 2012-20. After originally entering the league as an undrafted free agent with the Kansas City Chiefs (2012), Tanney also spent time with the Dallas Cowboys (2013), Cleveland Browns (2013), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2014), Tennessee Titans (2014-15 and 2015-17), Buffalo Bills (2015), Indianapolis Colts (2015) and New York Giants (2018-20). He saw action in two games, completing 11-of-15 (73.3 pct.) attempts for 100 yards, 1 TD and a 113.2 passer rating.

During his playing career, Tanney crossed paths with Eagles offensive coordinator Shane Steichen in Cleveland (2013), as well as Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni in Kansas City (2012).

Tanney attended Monmouth College (2007-11), where he established NCAA Division III career records in passing yards (14,249) and passing touchdowns (157) and was selected a three-time Midwest Conference Offensive Player of the Year (2008-09, 2011). During the 2009 season, Tanney threw for 3,856 yards and 44 touchdowns and named the Melberger Award winner as Division III’s best player. He also set a school record with 50 touchdown passes as a sophomore in 2008.

A native of Lexington, IL, Tanney graduated from Monmouth with a degree in business administration and economics. His two older brothers are also in the sports industry. Matt is the Athletics Director at Wabash College (Crawfordsville, IN), and Mitch previously served as the Director of Analytics for the Denver Broncos.

Tanney and his wife, Rebecca, a Monmouth-Roseville High School graduate, have three sons: Gunnar, Wyatt, and Barrett.

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