Eagles to hire Nick Sirianni as new head coach

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It appears the Philadelphia Eagles have found their new leading man.

The Eagles will reportedly name former Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni as their new head coach, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Sirianni, 39, has coached in the NFL since 2009, spending time with the Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego Chargers and the Colts. He has spent the last three years with the Colts.

The Colts’ offense has had plenty of success under Sirianni, finishing in the top 10 twice — fifth in 2018 and ninth in 2020. They were also in the top 10 in yards twice.

Sirianni coached both quarterbacks and wide receivers prior to being named the Colts’ offensive coordinator in 2018. As offensive coordinator, Sirianni did not call plays; that job was for head coach Frank Reich.

But Sirianni reportedly received a strong recommendation from Reich, who was the Eagles offensive coordinator the year they won the Super Bowl.

Sirianni will be the 24th head coach in the team’s history. One of his top priorities will be to take care of the quarterback situation. Carson Wentz was benched last season, and there are questions as to whether he or Jalen Hurts will be the Eagles starting quarterback in 2021.​

At this point, there's been no confirmation from the Eagles organization about Sirianni's appointment.