Report: Eagles to Hire Nick Sirianni as Head Coach
January 21Matt LaMarcaSportsGrid
The Eagles parted ways with head coach Doug Pederson following a disappointing campaign, and it appears as though they’re close to filling that vacancy. ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that the Eagles make Nick Sirianni their new head coach. He’s spent the past three years as the Colts’ offensive coordinator and has previously spent time with the Chiefs and Chargers. He received a strong recommendation from head coach Frank Reich, and Sirianni will now become one of the league’s youngest head coaches at just 39 years old.
The Eagles’ big concern with Pederson was that he appeared to have given up on Carson Wentz, so Sirianni will be tasked with fixing him. Wentz was an MVP candidate before getting injured in 2017, but he’s coming off the worst year of his career last season. He finished with 16 touchdowns and 15 interceptions, and his average of 5.2 adjusted yards per attempt ranked 34th out of 36 qualified quarterbacks. Wentz’s salary is on the books until 2025, so fixing him is the team’s number one priority moving forward.
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