Eagles Coordinator Jonathan Gannon Named as a Top Head Coaching Candidate
Eagles first-year head coach Nick Sirianni has the best record, along with the Chargers Brandon Staley, among rookie head coaches.
He has made an impressive turnaround, going 6-2 over his last eight games, since starting the year at 2-5.
Success typically gets you noticed and that's why rival teams could look at Sirianni's staff when thinking about their next head coach.
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Speaking on 'Good Morning Football' on Monday, NFL Network's Peter Schrager mentioned Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon as one of six possible head coaching candidates this offseason.
"Might not be a familiar name, but he has been around the league for quite sometime," Schrager said about Gannon. "He was in Minnesota, was a DB's coach, then went to Indianapolis where everyone wanted his services this year. He was in talks to go with Arthur Smith, but eventually he went with Sirianni. Gannon is a young face, a defensive coach and a guy that everyone swears by and someone I think will get some head coach interviews."
While Gannon's unit might not be flashy, the numbers are starting to speak for themselves.
Since Week 8 (not counting the Week 16 game against Giants) the Eagles defense ranks in the Top 10 in these six defensive categories.
Depending on how many job openings there are, I wouldn't expect Gannon to get a head coaching job this offseason. However, if the Eagles can add more talent to the defensive side of the ball, they may have found a good coordinator for the short-term, but it seems he will be a name to watch moving forward.