Selecting a new NFL head coach is a lot like drafting a college player.
There is plenty of hope and promise mixed with a heaping dose of uncertainty.
After his exit, the team experienced extreme highs and lows between the Super Bowl Championship under Doug Pederson and Chip Kelly’s reign.
With Pederson out of the picture, the Eagles hired Nick Sirianni.
Sirianni is one of the next generation of head coaches who has been around the league in various roles and is now getting his opportunity to be the man in charge.
He could be the 2021 version of the 2020 NFL Coach of the Year Kevin Stefanski for the Cleveland Browns.
Is Sirianni the right man for the job in Philly?
It appears he could be, and here is why.
1. He Has Been Coaching Football for 17 Years
Nick Sirianni Coaching Career
2004-05 Mount Union DBs Coach
2006-08 Indiana UP WRs Coach
2009-11 #Chiefs Quality Control
2012 #Chiefs WRs Coach
2013 #Chargers Quality Control
2014-15 #Chargers QBs Coach
2016-17 #Chargers WRs Coach
2018-20 #Colts OC
2021-pres #Eagles Head Coach
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Sirianni, 39, started coaching football the year after he graduated from college.
He was the defensive backs coach for his alma mater, the University of Mount Union.
Sirianni’s resume is impressive; he worked in the college ranks and has worked for three NFL franchises (Kansas City, San Diego/Los Angeles, and Indianapolis) in various capacities makes him a wealth of experience beyond his years.
For both the Chiefs and Chargers, he worked as offensive quality control coach which is a position that is now viewed as a stepping stone for future NFL coaches.
It involves watching film, planning plays, and mirrors the stress and demands of a head coaching job.
2. He Worked With Frank Reich
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Sirianni worked with Reich two times; once in San Diego and again in Indianapolis.
Many attribute the Eagles Super Bowl Championship to Frank Reich who was the offensive coordinator of the Eagles from 2016-2017.
Siranni’s experience working with Reich, who is beloved in Philadelphia, is part of what makes him a good fit for the organization.
It really does not matter if Nick Sirianni is believed to be a good fit for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Eagles fans are all about winning.
They have endured a lot of losing since that exciting Super Bowl victory in 2018.
Sirianni inherits a team in flux.
The apparent franchise quarterback was traded away, and the team is aging.
He needs to find the winning recipe for young quarterback Jalen Hurts and needs to put pieces around him to foster success.
The only way we will know if Sirianni is a good fit is if he can do all of that.
Eagles fans are not shy; they will let him know what they think of his job performance on a weekly basis during the season.