Are Nick Sirianni’s Philadelphia Eagles rebuilding or rebranding?
By Matt Bryk
Questions abound as the Philadelphia Eagles approach training camp.
It has been 184 days since the hiring of the new Philadelphia Eagles head coach, Nick Sirianni. This begs the question. Are the Eagles in a rebuilding situation or is this more of a regroup? Keep in mind that they won the Super Bowl a little over three years ago. Since then they posted 9-7 win-loss totals in two consecutive seasons, and they went 4-11-1 during the 2020-2021 season.
At the close of the 2018-2019 run, Philly lost to the Saints in the Divisional Round. In January of 2020, they lost to the Seahawks in the Wildcard Round. Last year, as mentioned, they were dead last in the NFC East with a record of 4-11-1. After firing Doug Pederson, they hired the aforementioned Sirianni who added two new coordinators, Shane Steichen (offensive coordinator) and Jonathan Gannon (defensive coordinator).
Philly also drafted former Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver, Devonta Smith, with the tenth overall selection in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft. As of right now the starting quarterback is most likely going to be Jalen Hurts, but there are still question marks as we move into a new season. Is this team rebuilding or regrouping? Will Deshaun Watson join the Philadelphia Eagles? Here are answers to both questions and a few other nuggets.