UPDATE 1/21: The Eagles have hired the Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni.
Eagles are hiring Colts' OC Nick Sirianni as their head coach, sources tell ESPN. Sirianni spent three seasons as a Chiefs' assistant coach, five seasons with the Chargers, and the past three with the Colts. Now the 39-year-old Sirianni becomes the lead man in Philadelphia.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 21, 2021
Just three years removed from the team’s first and only Super Bowl championship, the Philadelphia Eagles have let go of head coach Doug Pederson. The Eagles finished at 4-11-1, but initial expectations were that Pederson would hold onto his job, but owner Jeffrey Lurie wasn’t sold on Pederson’s vision for the team and coaching staff moving forward.
Franchise quarterback Carson Wentz also regressed during Pederson’s tenure, posting his worst season so far in 2020. Wentz wants a trade this offseason, but the departure of Pederson could change that dynamic, as it appeared to be a break from Pederson that Wentz was wanting.
In the end, it appears Pederson had grown tired of Lurie and GM Howie Roseman micromanaging the team, per Ian Rapoport. Itt was probably a mutual parting in some ways. Whoever takes over the job will be heading into a tough situation if they want control.
The Eagles are narrowing in on the New England Patriots OC Josh McDaniels:
The Eagles interviewed Panthers OC Joe Brady on Wednesday, per Jeff McCLane.
The Eagles interviewed Titans OC Arthur Smith on Thursday, per Jeff McCLane.
Indianapolis Colts’ offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni is interviewing today for the Eagles’ HC job, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 19, 2021
The Eagles have requested permission to interview Patriots OC Josh McDaniels, per Adam Schefter.
Eagles have requested permission to interview Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy for their HC job, source confirms @MikeGarafolo. List keeps growing.— Tim McManus (@Tim_McManus) January 16, 2021
Eagles request interview with Titans OC Arthur Smith, Per Dan Graziano.
Eagles have requested permission to interview 49ers’ DC Robert Saleh for their HC job, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 12, 2021
Kansas City Chiefs quarterbacks coach Mike Kafka, who is a former Eagles player, could be of interest for the job, per Ian Rapoport.
The team has reached out to Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley to gauge his interest, per Ed Kracz.