PHILADELPHIA—Nick Sirianni The Eagles have hired Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni as their new head coach, according to executive vice president Howie Roseman on Thursday. Sirianni will replace Andy Reid after he was fired earlier this week. The 53-year-old California native has been the Colts' OC since 2014. He worked under Reid during his first two seasons with the Chiefs before leaving for Indy.
In 49 games over two seasons, Sirianni has a record of 24-25. Last year, the Colts averaged 26.8 points per game under Sirianni, who called the plays for Andrew Luck. They finished 7-9 and missed the playoffs for the second time in three years.
Siriusanri played college football at San Diego State from 1990-93. He started out as a running back but was moved to wide receiver where he earned All-America honors. After his college career, Siriusanri was drafted by the Chargers in the 1st round (17th pick overall) of the 1994 NFL draft. He played seven seasons in San Diego before being traded to the Redskins in 2001. There, he spent two seasons as their starting left guard before moving to center for the last four campaigns with the Eagles.
The Eagles hired Nick Sirianni to take over as head coach in lieu of Doug Pederson. This season, Sirianni was the offensive coordinator for the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts finished 11-5 and made the playoffs. The Eagles have hired Nick Sirianni as their new head coach, according to an NFL source. A team spokesperson confirmed the news to ESPN's Jeff Darlington.
Sirianni, who is 37 years old, has been the Colts' offensive coordinator since 2016. He worked with Eagles head coach Doug Pederson when they were together with the Philadelphia Eagles from 2015-2016. When Pederson was named the new head coach of the Eagles this year, he wanted Sirianni to be his offensive coordinator but the Colts offered him a higher salary so he turned them down.
In January 2017, Sirianni was one of several candidates interviewed by the Eagles for their head coaching position that became available after Doug Pederson was hired as the Eagles' new quarterback coach. The other candidates included Ron Turner, Joe Philbin, Dennis Allen, Kyle Shanahan, Brian Daboll, Greg Roman, Ken Whisenhunt, Dirk Koetter, Mike Mularkey, Bill Lazor, Frank Reich, Zac Taylor, Steve Wilks, and Matt LaFleur. The Eagles chose Pederson over Turner at the end of the interview process. At the time, it was reported that Pederson had chosen Sirianni as his offensive coordinator if he got the job.
They're hiring Colts defensive backs coach Jonathan Gannon, who drew interest from a number of clubs this summer. The # Eagles have agreed to terms with # Colts DBs coach Jonathan Gannon to be their next defensive coordinator, according to me and @TomPelissero. Nick Sirianni has landed a highly sought-after applicant. MORE: https://t.co/4H5KQgXf9F
Gannon was the Colts' secondary coach in 2017 after three seasons as the safeties coach. He replaces Joe Douglas, who left last month to become the defensive coordinator for the Rams.
The Eagles hired former Cowboys assistant Todd Lyght this week to be their new passing game coordinator. They also brought in Jeff Stoutland from Kansas City to be their offensive line coach.
Lyght spent two years as the quarterbacks coach for the 49ers before joining Doug Pederson's staff in Philadelphia. He will work with both quarterbacks - Carson Wentz and Nate Sudfeld - on developing their own game plans as well as calling plays during games.
Stoutland comes over from Kansas City where he worked under Andy Reid for six seasons. He coached the Chiefs' offensive line for the past three seasons after serving as their running backs coach for the first three years.
Reid said he's confident that his offense will be able to move forward without longtime coordinator John Morton after bringing in Lyght and Stoutland.
Philadelphia Eagles' Nick Sirianni (Head Coach) and Doug Pederson (Quarterbacks Coach/Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator / Los Angeles Rams Assistant Head Coach) are the only coaches from that team who remain with the organization.
Nick Siriano was the 27th head coach in Eagles history and first since May 13, 2018 when Andy Reid retired. The former center began his coaching career as an assistant coach on Reid's staff in 1999 before becoming the full-time offensive coordinator in 2003 and continuing in that role through the end of the 2007 season. He served as the interim head coach for the final three games of the 2017 season after Sean McVay was hired by the Los Angeles Rams. The Eagles went 2-1 during that stretch while scoring 42 points per game and allowing just over 20 points per game.
Doug Pederson is the 28th head coach in Eagles history and second since January 16, 2019 when Joe Douglas was fired. He was the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback from 1997 to 2001 before moving to wide receiver where he played from 2002 to 2006. After ending his playing career, he became a special teams coach under Andy Reid from 2007 to 2013.
He worked his way through the ranks, eventually becoming a wide receivers and quarterbacks coach for the Kansas City Chiefs, the San Diego Chargers, and the Indianapolis Colts. Sirianni was former Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich's right-hand man, and he supervised Carson Wentz's breakout season in 2017. He helped develop second-year quarterback Phillip Walker during training camp this summer.
In other news, Frank Reich has been hired as the new head coach of the New York Giants. Reich will be replacing Giants legend Tom Coughlin, who stepped down after 12 seasons as head coach. The two were teammates on the Eagles from 2013 to 2016. Before joining Reid's staff in 2013, Sirianni had no experience working with quarterbacks.
Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich has agreed to become the new head coach of the New York Giants, according to multiple reports. Reich will replace Giants legend Tom Coughlin, who stepped down after 12 seasons as head coach.
Reich was considered one of the top candidates for any openings that may have come up this offseason, but it appears he'll be staying in Philadelphia for at least another year. He's expected to receive a contract extension soon after the season ends.
Nick Sirianni, Philadelphia Eagles/Primary players coach - Sirianni has been the assistant head coach and secondary coach for the Eagles since 2007. He previously served as the defensive coordinator for the San Diego Chargers from 2003 to 2006.
George Stewart, Philadelphia Eagles/Assistant coaches - Stewart was the wide receivers coach for the Eagles from 2008 to 2012 before becoming the assistant head coach/offensive line coach in 2013. He replaced Juan Castillo who was fired after four games this season.
Brian Stewart, Philadelphia Eagles/Offensive quality control - Brian is Nick's brother and he is also an assistant with the Eagles. He is a graduate assistant coach for the offense.
John Thompson, Jr., Philadelphia Eagles/Quarterbacks coach - John Thompson is the son of John Thompson III who is the head coach at Duke University. He is a quarterback himself who played under his father at Duke from 1990 to 1993. He joined the Eagles as a quarterbacks coach in 2014 after three seasons as the offensive coordinator at Richmond.
Todd Lyght, Philadelphia Eagles/Running backs coach - Lyght comes from Stanford where he coached running backs from 2001 to 2004.