Report: Philadelphia Eagles to interview Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator for coaching position
“Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni is interviewing for the Eagles HC job today, by source,” ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted.
Sirianni, 39, is the latest name to join a growing list as the Eagles look to replace Doug Pederson, who was fired a week ago after five seasons, three playoff appearances, two NFC East titles and a Super Bowl victory.
Sirianni, however, is a bit off the beaten track. It doesn’t appear that his name has been publicly announced for any of the other six head coaching positions in the NFL.
Sirianni has spent the last three seasons as the Colts’ offensive coordinator under coach Frank Reich, a former Eagles offensive coordinator under Pederson. The Colts offense has placed in the top 10 in points per game twice in three seasons. In Football Outsiders’ DVOA metric, which measures effectiveness, the Colts offense ranked 10th, 19th and 12th.
The Colts made the playoffs as a wild card in 2020 and lost to the Bills in their opener.
During Sirianni’s time under Reich at Indianapolis, the Colts had Andrew Luck, Jacoby Brissett and Philip Rivers – with whom Sirianni worked alongside Reich with the Chargers earlier in the 2010s – as quarterbacks.
Sirianni has extensive offensive experience. Prior to joining the Colts, he spent five seasons with the Chargers, where he served as an offensive quality control coach, quarterbacks coach and wide receivers coach. From 2009-2012, Sirianni served as an offensive quality control coach, assistant quarterback coach and wide receivers coach with the Chiefs.
Sirianni is from Jamestown, New York, and he played college football at Mount Union, a Division III powerhouse in Ohio. He started his coaching career there at the age of 23 in 2004 coaching defensive backs. He coached wide receivers at Indiana University in Pennsylvania from 2006-08 before making the jump to the Chiefs in 2009.
If the Eagles do interview Sirianni on Tuesday – the team do not publicly announce their interviews – he will join a group of interviewees that includes Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, Buccaneers defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady, Patriots linebacker coach Jerod Mayo, Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith, 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh and Eagles assistant head coach / running backs coach Duce Staley.
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