The Philadelphia Eagles coaching search may be coming to an end. The team is not planning any more interviews, according to a report from NFL insider Jason La Canfora.
Eagles not planning any more HC interviews as of now. Will regroup after owner's meetings. Pederson among those who impressed them— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 12, 2016
To be clear on Eagles, could be second interviews with candidates but was informed nothing was planned with new candidates— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 12, 2016
The Eagles have officially interviewed six candidates so far: running back coach Duce Staley, interim head coach Pat Shurmur, former Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase (who was hired by the Dolphins), Giants offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo, Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson, and former Giants head coach Tom Coughlin. They were rumored to be interested in a few other candidates such as Dirk Koetter, Teryl Austin, and Paul Guenther but those interviews haven't materialized.
As the report notes, Eagles CEO and Chairman Jeffrey Lurie will be busy at the owner's meetings in Texas this week. He won't return to Philadelphia until later in the week. Perhaps the team plans to make a hire by then.
Or maybe not. If the Eagles really like Pederson, they won't be able to officially hire him until the Chiefs are eliminated from the 2016 NFL playoffs. The Atlanta Falcons had to wait until after the Super Bowl was over last year to officially hire Dan Quinn but it was known he was getting the job a few weeks in advance.
It's hard to say this list of Eagles coaching candidates is particularly inspiring. Outside of maybe Coughlin, and even then, there isn't really an exciting hire to be made here.
So ... who do you think gets the job?