Eagles Coaching News: Both coordinators to become head coaches?
Two weeks ago following the Eagles NFC Championship win over the 49ers, defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon said he would be back with the team.
The Eagles defensive coordinator told FOX 29 after the game "Philly's keeping me. Good back or indifferent, I'm staying here." Gannon said.
Well, not so fast.
Gannon is expected to interview with the Arizona Cardinals for their head coaching position according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport adds that the meeting with happen on Monday.
Gannon joins New York Giants offensive coordinator Mike Kafka and Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo as candidates for the position.
Gannon, who has been a NFL coach since 2007, is in his second season with Philadelphia. He joined Nick Sirianni's staff in 2021, coming over after a stint as the Indianapolis secondary coach.
Another story to keep an eye on his Eagles QB coach, Brian Johnson. Johnson has emerged as a candidate for two offensive coordinator jobs, one in Carolina with the Panthers and the other with the Baltimore Ravens, a position that Ventnor native Greg Roman stepped away from a few weeks ago.
Johnson has worked with Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts, and would be a key loss to the team's offense.
Johnson, 35, is one of several Eagles assistant coaches who have drawn interest from other teams this coaching cycle, with Gannon and offensive coordinator Shane Steichen still candidates for openings around the league.
NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported on Sunday morning that the Colts held a "lengthy" second interview with Shane Steichen and Schefter reports that all other candidates have been told the team is moving in a different direction.
With Steichen expected to be hired by the Colts, the Eagles could elevate Johnson to become their offensive coordinator role.
Finally, we heard a lot about former Broncos head coach Vic Fangio being around the Eagles this season, but his role seemed undefined. However according to Schefter, he has signed a two week contract with the Eagles leading up to this Super Bowl.
Fangio has signed on to be the new defensive coordinator in Miami with the Dolphins, but there was a report that if Gannon left Philadelphia the Eagles, the team would make an aggressive push to land Fangio.
Fangio would receive a Super Bowl ring if the Eagles beat the Chiefs, his first since entering the league in 1986.