If Jonathan Gannon Leaves Eagles, Expect an Aggressive Play for Vic Fangio
Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon is considered to be the frontrunner for the Houston Texans head coaching vacancy.
The Texans will have to wait another week to talk to Gannon with the Eagles still alive, but can talk to him the week between the Super Bowl if the Eagles advance.
One other team to keep an eye on for Gannon's services, according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, is the Arizona Cardinals.
Two other names I’d bet Ossenfort would want to interview but are still in the playoffs—Bengals offensive coordinator Brian Callahan and Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon. They won’t be able to interview until the Super Bowl bye week (which is next week).
If Gannon was to leave the team for a head coaching job, it seems the Eagles already have a succession plan in place. According to Breer, the team would make an aggressive play for former defensive coordinator and Broncos head coach, Vic Fangio.
Vic Fangio is a name you’ll hear a lot in the coming weeks for DC positions. I’d expect Mike McDaniel and the Dolphins to make an aggressive play, as would the Eagles if they lose Gannon.
Fangio has consistently churned out very good defenses, but did not have a great record as Denver's head coach, going 19-30 in three seasons with the Broncos.
He would make a lot of sense with the personel the team currently has, with Gannon playing his own style of the "Fangio defense" with the Eagles.
The Eagles will have competition for Fangio if they needed to replace Gannon, with the Falcons and Dolphins both showing interest. Fangio did spend time around the Eagles during training camp and is from nearby Dunmore, PA, starting his professional coaching career with the Philadelphia Stars of the USFL.
If Fangio is hired, like it or not, expect a similar style of defense for the Eagles moving forward.
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