Philadelphia Eagles: 3 Pros and cons surrounding Nick Sirianni hiring

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The Philadelphia Eagles have finally ended their search for a head coach.

That’s right, Philly fans, the head coaching search is now over, and by now, any Birds fan worth his or her salt should know that the Philadelphia Eagles have hired their 24th head coach in franchise history. The Birds have given the keys to former Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator, Nick Sirianni.

This was an extremely under-the-radar hire, considering all of the other candidates the Iggles had interviewed or requested to interview. Now, that doesn’t mean that this is a bad hire. Sirianni is 39 years old and has been in the league for quite some time, working for multiple franchises.

The fans seemed to lean heavily towards Josh McDaniels and Duce Staley. Still, Eagles Chairman and CEO Jeff Lurie and general manager Howie Roseman had other plans. Often, with new hires, there are always some gleaming issues that come out about the candidate. So far, it’s been quiet on that front without any major red flags.

That doesn’t mean that there aren’t things to consider. Arguments can be made to support this decision. There are arguments to be made that they should have waited a little while longer, so let’s take a few moments and weigh the pros and cons. This should be interesting.