The Eagles are talking to Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni.
Moments after the NFL season ended, when it became painfully clear that Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson had opted to tank on a national stage for a team that didn’t even intend him to be a part of their future, a coaching carousel for the ages began.
Colts fans likely didn’t envision they’d become a part of it, though.
Unfortunately, as Indy braces to lose several assistants on both sides of the ball, they may be in the market for a new offensive coordinator, too.
Ironically enough, it was thought on Sunday that perhaps the leading candidate for the Philadelphia job was one Josh McDaniels, who you may remember from leaving us painfully at the altar, a decision that has lessened in overall impact as Frank Reich — stolen from the Eagles — has established himself in Indy.
What a funny web the world weaves.
While Colts fans sit and wait, Eagles diehards seem to have interview fatigue; McDaniels, Sirianni, just tell ’em who it is already.
Sirianni, who turns 40 years old this summer and certainly fits the mold of most recent hires (in that they’re not Eric Bieniemy), just completed his third season controlling the offense in Indianapolis. Without Marlon Mack to complete his intended three-headed backfield monster, the Colts ranked 10th in the NFL in yards per game (378.1) and ninth in points per contest (28.1), both well above-average totals.
It would sting to lose Sirianni from the coaching collective, though we were already bracing to potentially watch defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus to walk across the division to the Houston Texans’ tough-to-fill head coaching job.
That would be painful. Sirianni getting a well-deserved promotion would simply be the name of the game.