The Philadelphia Eagles are scheduled to interview New York Giants offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo on Thursday, according to a report from Paul Schwartz of the NY Post. Philadelphia's interest in McAdoo was first reported earlier this week, but this new report offers a more definitive time frame with respect to the interview process.
Dave Mangels recently profiled about McAdoo and his ability to get the best out of Eli Manning:
Upon arriving in New York, McAdoo and his staff wanted Manning, coming off his worst season since his rookie year, to complete an astounding 70% of his passes, and while Manning didn't reach that high mark, he did have his best season in terms of completion percentage with 63.1, and his second best season in interception percentage with 2.3%. This resulted in his fourth best season in passer rating with a mark of 92.1, and also had one of his best seasons in yards per attempt, yards per game and sack percentage. But getting a singular good season out of Manning isn't anything new, the challenge for McAdoo was to get Manning, in his 12th season in 2015, to finally play consistently good football. Which he did. Manning improved his touchdown percentage from 5.0% to 5.7% as he threw a career high 35 touchdowns, and more importantly his low interception percentage remained the same at 2.3%. Manning also slightly improved his yards per game, passer rating, and sack percentage, though is completion percentage and yards per attempt took a slight dip. It appears that McAdoo can in fact teach an old dog new tricks.
The 38-year-old McAdoo is also drawing consideration to be the next head coach of the Giants. New York reportedly interviewed McAdoo this week.
The Eagles and Giants could potentially be battling over head coaching candidates. The Giants are set to interview Adam Gase on Friday while the Eagles have a second interview scheduled with him over the weekend.