Jason Michael enters the 21st season of his coaching career, including his third as the Philadelphia Eagles' tight ends coach.
During the 2022 campaign, when Philadelphia advanced to Super Bowl LVII, Michael coached Dallas Goedert to his second straight year with more than 700 receiving yards (702). Through the first 10 weeks, Goedert ranked first among NFL tight ends in yards after the catch (348) as well as second in receiving yards (521) and receiving average (13.0) before his stint on the injured reserve list. Despite missing five contests, Goedert still finished third at his position in yards after the catch (420) and receiving yards.
In his first year with the Eagles, Michael facilitated a breakout season by Goedert, who totaled the fifth-most receiving yards (career-high 830) among tight ends. Goedert also led his position in receiving first-down percentage (75.0 pct.) and ranked second in yards per catch (career-high 14.8). In addition, Michael developed Jack Stoll, who was the only undrafted rookie to make Philadelphia's roster out of training camp in 2021.
During the 2019-20 seasons, Michael served as the Indianapolis Colts' tight ends coach, working under Eagles head coach and former Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni. Over that two-year stretch, Indianapolis' tight ends combined to rank fifth in the AFC among their position group in receptions (168, 10th in the NFL) and yards (1,862, ninth in the NFL).
In 2020, Michael helped the Colts post the 10th-ranked offense (378.1 ypg) in the league. He also coached the tight ends to a productive year in 2019, with Jack Doyle earning a Pro Bowl nod after starting all 16 games and totaling 43 receptions for 448 yards and four touchdowns.
Michael served as the tight ends coach for the Arizona Cardinals during the 2018 season, when Ricky Seals-Jones registered career highs in both receptions (34) and receiving yards (343).