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NFL Coaching Rumors: Frank Reich is a potential candidate for Titans job

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Will the Eagles lose their OC?

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Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich is a potential candidate for the Tennessee Titans’ head coaching job, according to a report from Terry McCormick of Titans Insider.

The Titans have a vacancy after firing head coach Mike Mularkey earlier on Monday.

It’s interesting to see Reich linked to the Titans because he previously hasn’t drawn any reported interest. All the attention has been going to Eagles quarterback coach John DeFilippo and defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz instead.

But given the success of Carson Wentz and the Eagles’ offense as a whole, it’s not crazy to see Reich getting some buzz as well. Reich doesn’t call plays — that’s Doug Pederson’s job — but he is involved in assisting the Eagles head coach.

If the Eagles lose Reich, keeping Flip becomes more realistic. The Eagles could simply promote Flip to Reich’s old job as offensive coordinator. The problem there is that Flip might want to call plays, and there’s no reason for Pederson to relinquish that up duty given the Eagles’ offensive success.

One potential roadblock in the Titans hiring Reich is that they can’t interview him until the Eagles’ season is over. If Reich previously interviewed for another opening this offseason, they would’ve been able to talk to him on Jan. 28. But unless Reich had another interview we don’t know about, that’s not the case.

We’ll have to wait and see how this shakes out.