The Philadelphia Eagles just lost way more than the Super Bowl.
They also lost their top two assistants on the very same day, with offensive coordinator Shane Steichen joining the Indianapolis Colts and defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon signing with the Arizona Cardinals, both as head coaches.
Needless to say, that was a situation Howie Roseman and Nick Sirianni simply couldn’t afford, which is why they went the extra mile to try and keep their guys around.
According to NFL insider Peter King, the Eagles actually offered to restructure his deal and give Gannon more money to stay as their defensive coordinator, yet he wanted to be the main guy and lead a franchise his own way, so he wound up taking his talents to the desert instead.
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He would’ve made more money and wouldn’t have had to move, but money isn’t everything all the time.
The Cardinals’ HC situation is far from ideal, though, with plenty of uncertainty regarding the team’s stars and Kyler Murray set to miss the first half of the season while he nurses a major knee injury.
But Gannon wanted to bet on himself and prove that he was ready to take a step forward in his career, so it seems like no sum of money would’ve kept him in the City of Brotherly Love.
Now, Roseman and the Eagles will have to work overtime to try and find the perfect replacements for two guys that helped them be the most dominant force in the league last season, and it won’t be easy at all.NEXT: The Cardinals Have Announced A New Coaching Hire