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The Philadelphia Eagles are aiming high in their coaching search, as they intend to bring in a couple of big names early in the process.
According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Media, the Eagles have already lined up an interview with New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, and will also seek permission to speak with Kansas City Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy.
Both McDaniels and Bieniemy are almost always on the radars of teams with coaching vacancies — with Bieniemy reportedly being a candidate for every opening. He does have one obvious tie to the Eagles, though, considering current Chiefs coach Andy Reid is the organization’s former coach (1999-2012).
Meawhile, McDaniels left the Patriots for a brief stint with the Denver Broncos (2009-10). It didn’t go real well, so he returned to Bill Belichick and the Patriots. Suddenly, McDaniels is a hot coaching candidate again.
Whoever lands the Eagles job will get a potential up-and-coming quarterback in Jalen Hurts. But the new coach will also have to figure out what to do about Carson Wentz, who began the season as the starter, but quickly went into the tank.
McDaniels and Bieniemy are the top of offensive minds who appear qualified to get that sorted out and get the Eagles back on the right path following an ugly 4-11-1 season.
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I’d like to be a fly on the wall when Eric B. sits down and gets Andy’s take on Philadelphia.