3 Reasons Philadelphia Eagles will regret not hiring Jim Caldwell

Jim Caldwell, (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
Jim Caldwell, (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /
3 of 5
Philadelphia Eagles
Peyton Manning, Jim Caldwell (Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images) /

2. How many former Philadelphia Eagles OCs have the name ‘Manning’ on their resume?

Here’s the second thing. This one is easy. Anyone wondering what the hype is surrounding Jim Caldwell is need only look at his resume. From 2002-2008, he was the Colts’ assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach. You’ve heard of Peyton Manning, right?

During that span, Manning earned four First-team All-Pro nods, three NFL Most Valuable Player Awards (2003, 2004, 2008), and the Colts won the Super Bowl (Manning was named Super Bowl MVP). The success only continued for Indy when Tony Dungy moved on, and Caldwell took over as head coach.

Manning won another MVP award in 2009, and he was given another First-team All-Pro nod that same season. Under the tutelage of Caldwell, Manning went to nine straight Pro Bowls and led the Colts back to the Super Bowl with Caldwell as his head coach. They’d lose that one to Sean Payton, Drew Brees, a man who would turn out to be a great Eagles safety, Malcolm Jenkins, and the New Orleans Saints. There’s no shame in that, so with all of that being said, here’s a question. Who would you rather have in Carson Wentz’s ear? Is it Press Taylor or Jim Caldwell?

Oh, you’re still not convinced? Oh, so you’re one of those ‘anybody could have won with Peyton Manning’ people. Well, let’s talk about some other guys that have learned from the offensive genius of Jim Caldwell.