Possible Eagles replacements for defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon

Jonathan Gannon, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Jonathan Gannon, Philadelphia Eagles
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So, what happens if Jonathan Gannon leaves the Eagles this offseason?

Welcome to the Jonathan Gannon watch. It’s been quite the ride already, and it isn’t over because the season is. The Philadelphia Eagles opened their most recent campaign with a convincing win versus the Atlanta Falcons before taking everyone that was watching on an up-and-down journey.

There was an uprising in the fan base. People were calling for Nick Sirianni and Jonathan Gannon’s job. Some of Gannon’s best players spoke out publicly. In the end, Philadelphia made the playoffs, and even though there were times when the defense looked dominant, those moments came versus sub-par offenses and quarterbacks.

The Birds have talent on that side of the ball, but they were throttled versus better competition. Somehow, the defensive coordinator, Jonathan Gannon, remains a hot commodity in the current NFL head-coaching carousel.

Gannon was named as the favorite for the vacant Houston Texans job on the Monday following the Divisional Round of games. Sports Illustrated and Philly Voice’s John McMullen added fuel to that fire on Tuesday.

If Gannon leaves, the Eagles have a void to fill this offseason. They’d be hiring their second defensive coordinator in as many seasons. Hey, that’s life in the NFL right? Here’s a list of four guys that they might consider if he leaves (in no particular order). These are four guys that make a ton of sense for Philadelphia’s defense.