Eagles who could follow Jonathan Gannon out of town (if he ever leaves)

Jonathan Gannon. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Anthony Harris #28, Philadelphia Eagles
Anthony Harris #28, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

. Anthony Harris, safety. 28. player. 54. .

Remember, Gannon is probably why Harris joined the Eagles in the first place.

No one questioned the Eagles’ decision to add Anthony Harris when it happened, nor did anyone have any issues with connecting the dots. Harris’ one-year deal that he signed on March 20th of 2021 was low-risk and high-reward. Anthony had also shared three years with J.G. as the latter was one of the former’s position coaches from 2015 until 2017 when both were a part of the Minnesota Vikings. You could say that Harris aided in the advancement of Gannon’s career.

Jonathan’s four seasons from 2014 to 2017 as the assistant defensive backs coach in Minnesota led him to the defensive backs coaching job with the Indianapolis Colts (2018-2020) where he worked with Nick Sirianni, Indy’s offensive coordinator at the time.

Fast forward, and Harris is at the end of his deal. Gannon, as mentioned, though no longer a candidate for the Broncos job (and seemingly out of the Vikings discussion) is one of the favorites for being the next Houston Texans head coach. If he lands that gig, Harris could follow. We hear the Texans could use a safety.

If that doesn’t happen and Gannon stays with the Birds for another year, it still isn’t out of the realm of possibility that these two could reunite at some point. Coaches tend to enjoy relying on guys they trust (and know).