The Eagles may have some serious experience assisting them in their search for a new general manager. Former Colts and Buccaneers head coach Tony Dungy is helping Chip Kelly and the Eagles find their new front office decision-maker, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.
The Eagles have lined up a lofty search for their vacant general manager position. Dungy has a familiarity with Martin Mayhew and Jim Caldwell, who serve as the Lions general manager and head coach, respectively. That is likely one of the reasons why Lions vice president of pro personnel Sheldon White is involved in the search. White is reportedly one of a handful of candidates being considered for the job.
Dungy is no stranger to working with the Eagles as he assisted in finding quarterback Michael Vick's new home as he returned to the league in 2009. Dungy's son also played college football at Oregon. He retired from coaching in 2008 and currently works for NBC Sports.
[UPDATE: 2:55 PM ET] - Not really sure what this means, but CSN Philly's Geoff Mosher is somewhat disputing that Dungy is working on the general manager search, we guess?
I spoke to Dungy. Said he only talked to Chip re: last season and next, not GMs MT @davebirkett told Tony Dungy involved w/Eagles GM search.— Geoff Mosher (@GeoffMosherCSN) January 8, 2015
[UPDATE: 4:00 PM ET] - Worth noting.
#Eagles said that Chip Kelly is reaching out to various people in "GM" search and Tony Dungy was just one of them.— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) January 8, 2015