The Philadelphia Eagles were said to be interested in Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll but it doesn’t appear the feeling is mutual. Rob Maadi of The Associated Press says he was told Daboll isn’t interested in the Eagles’ head coaching job.
This sentiment was previously reflected by a report from ESPN’s Dianna Russini following the Los Angeles Chargers unexpectedly hiring Brandon Staley:
Source close to Brian Daboll “He’ll be the big name for head coach next year”— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) January 18, 2021
I sense from talking to agents and other candidates tonight —this was a “surprise pick” by the Chargers
There was thought that Daboll could be a likely candidate for the Eagles’ job with him and Howie Roseman both being represented by Bob LaMonte. The Eagles might look at Josh Allen’s improvement and think that Daboll could help fix Carson Wentz.
But it sounds like that won’t be happening.
To this point, there’s been no word of the Eagles actually requesting an interview with Daboll. So perhaps their interest in him was overstated.
Or perhaps they haven’t pursued Daboll stronger because they’ve gotten the sense he’s not really interested in the job. If so, hard to blame him since there’s a mess to clean up in Philly.
With Daboll seemingly out of the picture, the Eagles might turn to another AFC East offensive coordinator instead.
Here’s a recap of where things stand with the Eagles’ coaching search:
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
Chiefs QB coach/passing game coordinator Mike Kafka Bills OC Brian Daboll
Oklahoma HC Lincoln Riley
Ohio State HC Ryan Day
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