Alex Tanney Bio, Age, Height, Wife, Salary, Net Worth, Philadelphia Eagles

Alex Tanney
Alex Tanney

Alex Tanney Biography

Alex Tanney is a famous retired American quarterback and football coach who is presently working as an offensive quality control coach under head coach Nick Sirianni for the Philadelphia Eagles. Alex’s coaching career commenced in 2021 with the Eagles. Alex recently played in the National Football League (NFL) as the quarterbacks coach for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Alex was a college football player at Monmouth College and in 2012 he was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent. Alex played for nine seasons in the NFL with the Chiefs,  New York Giants, Indianapolis Colts, Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys, Tennessee Titans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Cleveland Browns prior to retiring in 2020.

Alex Tanney Age

Alex Tanney was born on November 11, 1987, in Lexington, Illinois, United States, and presently Alex is 36 years old.

Alex Tanney Height

Tanney stands at an average height of 6 feet 4 inches (Approximately 1.93 m).

Alex Tanney Family

He was born and brought up in Lexington, Illinois, United States by his supportive and protective parents. Alex’s dad is named Don Tanney. Alex was raised together with his two outstanding older brothers, Mitch and Matt who are also in the sports industry. Mitch formerly worked for the Denver Broncos as the director of analytics and Matt currently serving at Wabash College (IN) as the athletics director.

Alex Tanney Wife

Alex is happily and contentedly wedded to his stunning wife Rebecca. Alex and his gorgeous wife Rebecca are blessed with three amazing sons, Barrett, Gunnar, and Wyatt.

Alex Tanney Education

Tanney studied at Lexington High School based in Lexington, Illinois where he was a three-sport high school standout athlete and completed as the school’s all-time leading point scorer. Furthermore, Alex was a two-time first-team Illinois All-State quarterback. In his senior year, he led his team to the IHSA state semi-finals. Also, Alex was named an All-State basketball player. In his junior and senior years, he was also placed at the IHSA State Track and Field Finals.

Alex Tanney Salary

Tanney receives an annual salary of between $100, 000 to $500, 000 and this is according to the Philadelphia Eagles offensive quality control coach’s salaries.

Alex Tanney’s Net Worth

Alex has an estimated net worth of between $1 million – $5 million US dollars.

Alex Tanney Career

During his time at Monmouth College, he almost broke every school record. Alex’s career commenced when he threw for 24 touchdowns and 2,678 yards in 2007 as a freshman. Alex broke the school record of single-season touchdown passes with 50 in 2008 as a sophomore. Alex was named the Melberger Award winner as NCAA D-III’s top player after he threw for 44 touchdowns and 3,856 yards in his junior campaign.

Alex collected one rushing score, 3,856 passing yards, and 44 passing touchdowns as a junior in 2009. Alex was accountable for over 24 points per game, while also averaging 348.73 total yards and 350.55 passing yards per contest. During the 2010 season, Tanney redshirted after he suffered a shoulder injury in the second game against Grinnell College.

After Alex posted a football trick-shot video on YouTube that went viral in February 2011 he became famous. Alex returned and threw for a career-high 3,867 yards along with 38 touchdowns as a senior. Alex set the NCAA record for all-time all-division career touchdown passes with 150, surpassing Jimmy Terwilliger’s record of 148 in a game against Carroll University on October 29, 2011.

Alex has the second most passing yards in NCAA D-III history with 14,249 and completed his collegiate career with 157 touchdown passes. Alex won three Midwest Conference Offensive Player of the Year Awards together with countless All-American Awards.

On June 5, 2012, Tanney was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Kansas City Chiefs. On September 1, 2012, Alex was placed on injured reserve with a finger injury. The Cowboys signed Alex to their roster on July 21, 2013. Alex played the whole second half of the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio on August 4. On August 29, Alex played all through one series in the 24–6 loss against the Houston Texans, where he was sacked seven times and posted 17-of-31 completions for 177 yards, one interception. Alex finished 40-of-73 attempts in five preseason games for 2 interceptions, 423 yards, and one touchdown. On August 30 Tanney was released. On September 1 Tanney was signed to the Cowboys’ eight-player practice squad.

The Cleveland Browns signed Alex off the Cowboys’ practice squad on November 26, 2013. Alex was released by the Browns on May 12, 2014. On May 20, 2014, Alex was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. On August 24, 2014, the Buccaneers released Alex. On December 16, 2014, Alex was signed to the practice squad of the Tennessee Titans. On December 29, 2014, Alex signed a futures contract with the Titans. On September 5, 2015, the Titans released him.

On September 7, 2015, Alex was signed to the practice squad of the Buffalo Bills. A day later Alex was dropped from the practice squad after the team re-signed Matt Cassel. On September 29, 2015, Alex signed to the practice squad of the Indianapolis Colts. On October 20, 2015, Alex was released. On November 10, 2015, Tanney re-signed to the practice squad.

The Tennessee Titans signed him off the Colts practice squad on December 21, 2015. On January 3, 2016, against the Indianapolis Colts Alex made his NFL regular-season debut, and in the third quarter, they relieved the injured Zach Mettenberger and went 10-for-14 for 99 yards and throwing his only and first career touchdown pass, to Dorial Green-Beckham. The Titans waived him on September 13, 2016, and the next day he was re-signed to their practice squad. Alex was promoted to the active roster on December 27, 2016. Alex was placed on injured reserve on September 2, 2017. Alex was released by the Titans on April 30, 2018.

Alex signed with the New York Giants on May 2, 2018. On September 1, 2018, Alex was named on the Giants’ 53-man roster, as the primary backup to Eli Manning. Alex signed a two-year contract extension with the Giants on March 4, 2019. On October 10, 2019, Alex was released, though re-signed the next day.

On July 28, 2020, the Giants placed Alex on the active/non-football illness list at the beginning of training camp, and six days later he moved back to the active roster. Alex was released from the Giants on September 5, 2020. Alex was signed to the Giants practice squad on December 5, 2020. On January 4, 2021, Alex signed a reserve/future contract. On February 9, 2021, Alex announced his retirement.

The Philadelphia Eagles employed Alex under head coach Nick Sirianni in 2021 as an offensive quality control coach. Alex was elevated to offensive assistant coach and assistant quarterbacks coach in 2022. Alex was promoted to quarterbacks coach on February 28, 2023, replacing Brian Johnson, who was elevated to offensive coordinator.

Tanney requested permission on January 26, 2024, which was granted by the Eagles, to pursue another coaching job with a different team and said he had chances elsewhere. For the 2024 season, the Eagles are giving their coaching staff an overhaul and have lately sacked offensive coordinator Brian Johnson.

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