Eagles’ Name Johnathan Gannon DC, Retain Stoutland
The Philadelphia Eagles are set to hire former Indianapolis Colts defensive backs coach Johnathan Gannon as Nick Sirianni’s defensive coordinator and also named Kevin Patullo the team’s passing game coordinator and retained retain Jeff Stoutland as their offensive line coach.
With the Eagles hiring an offensive-minded head coach in Sirianni with no NFL experience, Gannon will be leaned on heavily to lead the Eagles defense, which has been led by veteran Jim Schwartz since 2016.
Gannon also reportedly met with the Chargers and Bears for the same job.
He was one of the names under consideration for the defensive coordinator that also included Washington defensive backs coach Chris Harris, per Ian Rapoport.
Gannon was a graduate assistant at Louisville from 2003-2006 before joining the Atlanta Falcons in 2007 as a defensive assistant/quality control coach. From 2009-2011, Gannon became a scout with the Rams organization. He got back into coaching with the Titans in 2012-2013, Minnesota from 2014-2017 before landing with the Colts in 2018 as part of Frank Reich's staff.
He will take over a defense run by Jim Schwartz that did not blitz much, but was very good at getting to the quarterback. The Eagles finished third overall in sacks during the 2020 season under Schwartz, with 49.
The Colts fished 12th in that category with 40 sacks and ranked eighth overall in yards per game and ninth in point per game allowed.
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