It appears that the Philadelphia Eagles search for a general manager may be coming to an end. While nothing is official yet, Jaguars director of pro scouting Chris Polian's name has seemed to emerge in recent reports as the most favored candidate. Now it's NJ.com's Matt Lombardo who is adding fuel to the fire. Lombardo tweeted the following on Sunday night:
"We'll see how this plays out, but I'm hearing all signs point to Chris Polian being Eagles 'guy' for GM hire. 2nd interview a 'formality'."
Polian's second interview with the Eagles was first reported by Jeff McLane earlier on Sunday. These recent reports match up with what ESPN Insider Adam Caplan said in appearance on 97.5 The Fanatic on Friday evening:
"Well, there’s a lot of conjecture in what might happen here. I think Chris Polian has got a real shot. He’s the pro personnel executive with the Jaguars. Now Polian, he’s the most qualified of all the people they’ve spoken with because he’s a former general manager, he’s been a vice president of the [Indianapolis] Colts. So he’s got more experience than any of these people that are interviewing.
I think, my sense is, talked to people down at the Senior Bowl is that [Polian] probably has got the best shot. But nothing’s done. Nothing is done here."
Les Bowen of the Daily News also noted that Polian (along with Miami Dolphins' executive Chris Grier) is "heavily involved" in the search.
Given his well-documented failures with the Indianapolis Colts, a Polian hire wouldn't be very encouraging. Is he really the Eagles best option?