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  • Latest On Eagles' Coaching Search, Josh McDaniels 'Prime' Candidate?

    Jan 18 · Pro Football Rumors Eagles Jalen Hurts Carson Wentz
  • Brandon Staley Secures HC Interviews With Chargers, Eagles

    Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley saw his season come to an end Saturday following a defeat to the Packers in the NFC Divisional Round. Now, he will interview with the Chargers for their vacant head-coaching position Sunday, before meeting with the Eagles for a chance at the same role Monday. Staley has been a fast riser in NFL ranks, having been the defensive coordinator at Division III John Carroll University as recently as 2016. This past season, he oversaw a Rams Defense that allowed a league-best 281.9 yards per game, while ranking second in the league with 53 sacks. Both Los Angeles and Philadelphia have accrued considerable interest in their job openings, but Staley will be a name to watch in the coming days.

    Jan 17 · Source via Chargers Eagles
  • Philadelphia Interviews Josh McDaniels For Head Coach Role

    The Philadelphia Eagles have added two new candidates to their list for potential head coach, as Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels was brought in for an interview Sunday, while a request has been made to speak with Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy. McDaniels has been through the rigor of interviewing for multiple franchises' head coach gigs since returning as New England's OC back in 2012. With Bieniemy also on the Eagles' list, it would appear that a move of officially having a new HC is at least a few days off. One of the biggest factors is likely how prospective coaches would handle the Carson Wentz/Jalen Hurts situation at QB, as the Philadelphia brass appears to be leaning toward keeping Wentz in the mix come '21.

    Jan 17 · Source via Eagles Jalen Hurts Carson Wentz
  • Eagles Would Like To Bring Carson Wentz Back

    There remains uncertainty about the future of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, and whoever the team hires to be the next head coach will have some input on that front, but the Eagles are telling head-coaching candidates that they want to bring Wentz back in 2021. General manager Howie Roseman and owner Jeffrey Lurie gave up a lot to draft Wentz at No. 2 overall in 2016, and they've given him a ton of influence in the draft, free agency and coaching decisions. But injuries have limited him to six playoff snaps in five years. After drafting rookie Jalen Hurts in the second round in 2020, Wentz had the worst season of his career and one of the worst declines for an under-30 starting QB in the last 70 years. The 28-year-old has struggled with accountability, rebuffed advice and clashed with former head coach Doug Pederson. "Every great quarterback wants to be coached and they want to be coached hard and by the best, and it doesn't seem like [Wentz] wants that," one source said. "It's kind of like whoever's coaching him is working for him. But it can't be that way." Injuries to the team's offensive line and receiving corps also didn't work in Wentz's favor in 2020. The front office remains committed to Wentz, at least because of his big contract, but there's no guarantee that he'll win the starting job if he sticks around heading into the 2021 season. Hurts wasn't perfect in his debut late in the year, but he certainly gave Philly's offense a spark that was missing when Wentz was on the field.

    Jan 16 · Source via Eagles Carson Wentz
  • Carson Wentz Could Remain In Philadelphia

    With the Philadelphia Eagles decision to fire head coach Doug Pederson on Monday, quarterback Carson Wentz's chances of staying with the team significantly increased, according to a source. Wentz planned to ask for a trade in the offseason because his relationship with Pederson was fractured beyond repair. Wentz was benched for rookie Jalen Hurts for the final quarter of the season. Sources described an Eagles offense that lacked an identity, in part because of a sizable and mismatched group of assistants. Wentz had the worst season of his career with a career-low 57.4 completion percentage, 16 touchdowns and a league-leading 15 interceptions in 12 starts. He was also sacked a league-high 50 times and lost six fumbles. He won't be guaranteed to be the starter in 2021, but Pederson's firing at least means the Eagles could salvage things with the former second overall pick in 2016.

    Jan 11 · Source via Eagles Carson Wentz
  • Eagles Fire Doug Pederson

    Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson has been fired, according to a source. Pederson met with ownership again on Monday to discuss his future plans for the team and their offense in particular, but apparently the team's brass didn't like what they were hearing and were ready to move on after Pederson led the team for five seasons, including a Super Bowl win in 2016 over the Patriots. The Eagles went 4-11-1 and benched the struggling Carson Wentz late in the season in favor of rookie Jalen Hurts, who provided a spark down the stretch. A questionable decision to bench Hurts for Nate Sudfeld in the Week 17 regular season finale against Washington also wasn't a good luck for Pederson, and he reportedly wasn't convinced that Hurts was the franchise signal-caller heading into 2021. It's unclear if this move will improve Wentz's chances of sticking with the team moving forward.

    Jan 11 · Source via Eagles Jalen Hurts Nate Sudfeld Carson Wentz
  • Doug Pederson On Shaky Ground

    Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson's status is on shaky ground and he could be out as the head coach if owner Jeffrey Lurie is not confident about Pederson's vision for the team in their next meeting, according to sources. The two are expected to meet again early this week in Florida after discussions this past Tuesday didn't go well. Lurie's concerns go well beyond the struggles of quarterback Carson Wentz, ranging from personnel to the coaching staff's outlook. The Eagles went 4-11-1 in 2020, but Pederson led the team to its only Super Bowl title in 2017 and playoff berths each of the previous three seasons. Philadelphia finished 26th in scoring (20.9 points per game) and 28th in passing yards (207.9 per game) this season, with Wentz being benched in favor of rookie Jalen Hurts down the stretch. Wentz plans to ask for a trade this offseason because of a fractured relationship with Pederson, according to sources.

    Jan 10 · Source via Eagles Jalen Hurts Carson Wentz
  • Jim Schwartz, Rich Scangarello, Marty Mornhinweg Won't Return

    Philadelphia Eagles senior offensive assistant Rich Scangarello and senior offensive consultant Marty Mornhinweg, who are on expiring contracts, will not return to the team in 2021, according to sources. Defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz also will not be with the team next season. The Eagles are expected to go with a new offensive coordinator for the 2021 season after going without one this season. Head coach Doug Pederson has been reluctant to give up play-calling duties in the past, but he did it situationally in 2020 and was more open to it. The Eagles were 4-11-1 this year and finished 26th in scoring (20.9 points per game) and 28th in passing (207.9 yards per game). Quarterback Carson Wentz regressed in his fifth year and was tied for first in interceptions (15) and led the league in sacks taken (50) in just 12 games before being benched for rookie Jalen Hurts in Week 14.

    Jan 7 · Source via Eagles