The Philadelphia Eagles continue their search for a new Defensive Coordinator, but the answer to their prayers might be closer than most people think.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, they’ve reportedly brought in Seattle Seahawks Assistant Head Coach Sean Desai for a second interview for the job.
#Seahawks associate head coach and defensive assistant Sean Desai is in the building in Philly today, doing a second interview for the #Eagles vacant DC job, per me and @MikeGarafolo. Desai, a Vic Fangio disciple, is a finalist for the post previously held by Jonathan Gannon.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 27, 2023
Desai is a top-notch defensive assistant in Seattle, and he comes with NFL pedigree and experience as a former Defensive Coordinator for the Chicago Bears.
The Eagles desperately crave someone who could fill in for Jonathan Gannon, who left the team to become the Head Coach for the Arizona Cardinals shortly after their loss in Super Bowl LVII.
If that wasn’t enough, they also lost Offensive Coordinator Shane Steichen, who was hired by the Indianapolis Colts as their new Head Coach as well.
Of course, losing their top two assistants speaks volumes of Nick Sirianni’s coaching staff and the outstanding job they did last season.
However, it’s also a massive blow and a major issue for them going forward, especially considering they don’t even have a Vince Lombardi trophy to show for it.
The Eagles will continue to have one of the most — if not the most —stacked rosters in the National Football League, so there will be plenty of reasons to look forward to this position.
But there aren’t all that many top-notch assistants still available at this point in the offseason, so Howie Roseman cannot afford to sleep on his laurels and wait for a second longer before hiring his new Defensive Coordinator.NEXT: Nick Foles Discusses His Favorite Place To Play