After parting ways with Doug Pederson just over three weeks ago, the Philadelphia Eagles have found their next voice. Reports now say the team is hiring Indianapolis Colts OC Nick Sirianni as their new head coach.
Sirianni met with the Eagles on Tuesday, and the meeting went well enough to convince ownership that he was the right man to lead the team.
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The OC has worked under former Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich for the past three seasons, and this past season, the Colts’ offense was 10th in the NFL, averaging 378.1 yards per game.
The 39-year-old began his NFL coaching career with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2009 as an offensive quality control coach.
He became their wide receivers coach in 2012. In 2013, he was hired as an assistant coach by the then-San Diego Chargers.
He worked with Philip Rivers as QB coach in 2014 and 2015, and finally became the team’s wide receivers coach in 2016 before moving on to Indy to join Reich.
Sirianni will be expected to come in and work with Eagles former first round pick Carson Wentz, who was benched late in the season for rookie Jalen Hurts.
Wentz has reportedly asked to be traded, but a new coach who is in his corner can go a long way in changing his mind and convince him to stay in Philadelphia.
GM Howie Roseman and owner Jeffrey Lurie will need to give Sirianni time to develop as a head coach, and if they are patient, Sirianni might wind up being a solid hire for the team.