The Philadelphia Eagles officially interviewed Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase (coaching profile) on Tuesday. The team confirmed the news:
#Eagles interviewed Adam Gase, offensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears, for their head coaching position. pic.twitter.com/nZ2A2oHzyq— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) January 5, 2016
Gase reportedly left Philadelphia in order to continue his interview process with other NFL teams. He's set to meet with the Cleveland Browns on Wednesday before flying to Miami to sit down with the Dolphins.
Adam Gase will continue his NFL interview tour after visit with the #Eagles, I am told.— Les Bowen (@LesBowen) January 5, 2016
Just because the Eagles didn't hire Gase on the spot doesn't mean he's gone for good. Both sides could circle back if there's mutual interest.
Gase is the first external candidate to interview with the Eagles. Philadelphia has already interviewed running back coach Duce Staley and interim head coach Pat Shurmur. The Eagles are reportedly set to interview Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin and Giants offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo this week.
While it's possible that a coaching hire to happen at any time, a final decision shouldn't necessarily be expected any time soon.
LA relocation thing could slow down Eagles' coaching search. As finance comm. member, Lurie will be attending 2-day meets this wk and next.— Paul Domowitch (@pdomo) January 5, 2016
In other news, for those wondering about Hue Jackson:
While other teams have, I'm told #Eagles have not yet requested permission to interview Bengals OC Hue Jackson. Can't interview yet anyway.— Dave Zangaro (@DZangaroCSN) January 5, 2016