The Philadelphia Eagles are reportedly eyeing former San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Frank Reich as their new offensive coordinator. Now that the Kansas City Chiefs are eliminated from the postseason, new Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson can finally put his new staff together.
Peterson is expected to be officially introduced to the Eagles brass at some point this week. Reich is reportedly his first choice to be the Birds offensive coordinator.
He was also a candidate for the Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator job. However, first-year head coach Adam Gase has chosen Cylde Christensen, the former Indianapolis Colts quarterbacks coach, to be his new offensive coordinator.
However, Christensen is expected to have more of an administrative role as their offensive coordinator, as Gase is expected to be the play-caller.
Reich was fired by the Chargers after the season when the team decided to retain head coach Mike McCoy. He was the Chargers offensive coordinator for two seasons after he replaced Ken Whisenhunt when he left to become the Tennessee Titans head coach.
The Chargers recently brought back Whisenhunt to be their offensive coordinator.
It’s unclear right now who would be the play-caller with the Eagles if Reich is indeed brought on board. Peterson was the Chiefs offensive coordinator since 2013 when he was hired by Andy Reid.
Word is that Pederson is also interested in bringing Brad Childress with him to Philadelphia. The role of what Childress could potentially have is also unknown, as he could be named an assistant head coach or offensive coordinator.
Childress is currently the Chiefs spread game coordinator. But he’s had a long history of working with Pederson, especially with the Eagles. He was on the Eagles staff when Pederson was a player — and served as an Eagles coach from 1999 to 2005.
Pat Shurmur isn’t expected to come back, even though there’s a slim chance that he could stay. Word is that he’s a candidate to join Chip Kelly’s staff with the San Francisco 49ers.
Pederson would like to bring in New York Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuole as the defensive coordinator. However, he’s currently under contract with the Giants and new Giants head coach Ben McAdoo will put up a fight to keep Spags in North Jersey.
The new Eagles head coach has no prior head coaching experience. Yet, he wants to bring coaches on board, who have previous head coaching experience like Childress – – who was previously a head coach with the Minnesota Vikings.
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