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Brandon Staley won’t be the Eagles’ next head coach

Staying in LA instead!

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The next Philadelphia Eagles head coach will NOT be Brandon Staley.

The Birds were reportedly set to interview the Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator on Monday evening but that won’t be happening now. The Los Angeles Chargers are reportedly hiring Staley instead.

This is an unexpected development! Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll had previously been linked to the LAC job. The Eagles are reportedly interested in Daboll and he’s a logical candidate for the opening. Daboll’s work with Josh Allen could have the Eagles thinking he can “fix” Carson Wentz. And the Eagles should be able to attract Daboll to Philly since he shares an agent (Bob LaMonte) with Howie Roseman.

Of course, the Eagles aren’t able to interview Daboll right now since the Bills are still in the playoffs. And with Buffalo potentially making a run to the Super Bowl, perhaps the Eagles won’t want to wait that long.

In the meantime, John Clark reports the Eagles had a lengthy interview with New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels on Sunday evening. Interesting to hear but hardly guarantees he’s going to get the job.

Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio said there’s belief that the Eagles aren’t necessarily in a rush to make a new hire but there’s a sense the search could end as soon as this week. We’ll soon see if that’s the case.

The Eagles and Houston Texans are currently the only two NFL teams with head coach vacancies.


Here’s a recap of where things stand with the Eagles’ coaching search:

REQUESTED INTERVIEWS

49ers DC Robert Saleh
Titans OC Arthur Smith
Rams DC Brandon Staley
Buccaneers DC Todd Bowles
Patriots ILB coach Jerod Mayo
Eagles assistant head coach/RB coach Duce Staley
Panthers OC Joe Brady
Cowboys OC Kellen Moore
Patriots OC Josh McDaniels
Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy

RUMORED INTEREST

Oklahoma HC Lincoln Riley
Chiefs QB coach/passing game coordinator Mike Kafka
Ohio State HC Ryan Day
Bills OC Brian Daboll

KEEPING TABS ON OTHER NFL COACHING SEARCHES

Houston Texans — Vacant
Detroit Lions — Dan Campbell
Los Angeles Chargers — Brandon Staley
Atlanta Falcons — Arthur Smith
New York Jets — Robert Saleh
Jacksonville Jaguars — Urban Meyer