Things could be getting serious between the Eagles and New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.
The head coaching interview, which started in the morning, was still going as of 8 p.m. EST on Sunday, according to NBC Sports’ John Clark. It seemed to wrap up around 10 p.m., making it an all-day meeting between the two sides.
While most head coaching interviews do go long, the extended interview between the two sides seem to point towards — at the very least — it going well.
McDaniels has a long, mixed resume in the NFL.
The good? McDaniels has been a part of six Super Bowl winning teams, coaching on both sides of the ball and calling plays on offense for three of those championships. Tom Brady has spoken very highly of McDaniels, and even in a down 2019 season, the duo lead the Patriots’ offense to the seventh-most points in the NFL.
There is plenty of bad, however, as well.
McDaniels has been involved in two off-the-field scandals. The first was during his time as head coach of the Denver Broncos, when he was fined for a member of his staff taping a San Francisco 49ers practice. Although McDaniels was found to have no knowledge of the taping, he and the Broncos were still fined. McDaniels lasted only two seasons in Denver, going 11-17 before he was fired.
The second scandal came in 2018 when he was announced as the new head coach of the Indianapolis Colts, only to backtrack, change his mind and return to New England.
While McDaniels does come with plenty of experience, it still feels like it would be a risky hire for the Eagles — but at the very least, they seem to be seriously considering it.
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