Eagles HC Nick Sirianni might be open to the possibility of bringing Frank Reich back to Philadelphia
On Monday, the Colts parted ways with head coach Frank Reich. Before taking the gig in Indianapolis, Reich was instrumental in the Eagles Super Bowl run back in 2017-’18 as the offensive coordinator under Doug Pederson.
Now that he’s once again on the market for a new job, and his former assistant Nick Sirianni is the head man in his former stomping grounds, speculation has run rampant on a potential reunion between Reich and Sirianni.
During his Thursday press conference, Sirianni was asked about the possibility of bringing his mentor onboard in Philly.
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“We’ll see how that goes. I don’t know yet,” Sirianni told reporters. “Again, you know how I feel about Frank. I’m always going to use him as a consultant whether he’s in the building or if he’s not in the building. I haven’t really even thought of that to be completely honest with you. We’re just really focused on today to get ready for Washington.”
Sirianni and Reich have a long history together. They worked together on the Chargers’ coaching staff from 2013 to 2015, then once again on the Colts staff from 2018 to 2020 where Sirianni served as Reich’s offensive coordinator. Reich has long been one of Sirianni’s mentors in this business. The Eagles head coach will never let an opportunity to tell you that go to waste.
“Obviously, I’m only concerned about what’s going on here. Trying to keep my eyes on the situation here and that’s being ready for Washington,” Sirianni continued. “But, as you know what I think about Frank and how much I respect Frank as a person, how much I respect him as a football coach, you can probably imagine how I feel.”
While Sirianni didn’t straight up say he’s considering bringing in his mentor to join his Eagles staff, it’s pretty obvious he would be thrilled to do so if the opportunity presented itself.
And it just so happens that the opportunity has presented itself.
Reich will probably be able to land another head coaching job around the league this offseason. In the meantime, keeping his mind fresh on offensive schematics as a consultant in Philadelphia wouldn’t hurt.
It’s also important to note that the Eagles current offensive coordinator, Shane Steichen, is one of the hottest names on the head coaching market for next offseason. If the Eagles continue their winning ways, Steichen will almost certainly be gone next year.
Could Sirianni fill that void with Reich? For any head coach, taking a step down into a coordinator role is never ideal. But who’s to say where Reich’s head is at right now. Maybe he would welcome a return to Philadelphia, it’s not completely out of the realm of possibilities.
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