Eagles hire Colts' OC as new head coach
A head coaching search that started later than most has come to an end. The Philadelphia Eagles are hiring Indianapolis Colts' offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni as the team's next head coach.
Sirianni started his coaching career in the college ranks in 2004 and rose to the NFL in 2009 with the Kansas City Chiefs under Todd Haley. He started as a quality control coach and worked his way up to quarterbacks coach and receivers coach. In 2013, he went back to being a quality control coach with the Chargers in San Diego. He was promoted to QB Coach the next season and added receivers coach to his duties in 2016. He would leave in 2018 when Frank Reich chose him to fill the offensive coordinator role in Indy.
For the past two seasons, Sirianni has been able to find a way to get the most out of his players. The Colts haven't really had star players on offense yet still finished in the top ten in scoring offense in the league in 2020. Philadelphia will be facing some quarterback questions as the offseason goes on and has struggled to keep its best offensive players healthy, something that a guy like Sirianni may be able to help overcome.
Sirianni replaces Doug Pederson, the only Eagles' head coach to win a Super Bowl.
This hire means six of the seven head coaching vacancies have been filled. The only remaining opening is the Houston Texans, which was the first one to become available this season.