Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni remains 2021 offseason’s best hire

Nick Sirianni of the Philadelphia Eagles. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Nick Sirianni of the Philadelphia Eagles. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /
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Seven head coaches were hired in the NFL during the 2021 offseason, and the Eagles struck gold with Nick Sirianni.

Two years in, now that we have more evidence to evaluate, we can say this with the utmost confidence. The Philadelphia Eagles made the best decision. Nick Sirianni has the best winning percentage of the bunch with a 23-11 record, and he remains atop the list as the best hire of the class. Two of his former contemporaries, Urban Meyer and David Culley, didn’t even make it to their sophomore seasons.

Meyer brought a chaotic culture to the Jacksonville Jaguars. He brought with him a checkered past and was fined for violating practice rules. He was also criticized for questionable decision-making after electing against flying home with his team. Things never improved as he was also accused of abusing players.

There is a reason why the Jaguars are in the playoffs this year. Doug Pederson brought the right kind of culture, one that often leads to winning. Jacksonville never got that from Meyer.

Then, there is David Culley, the now-former head coach of the Houston Texans. Though a polar opposite of Meyer, Culley had no chance to succeed at Houston. His front office never gave him much to work with. He also had the Deshaun Watson scandal hanging over his head the entire time he was there.

People often state that Sirianni benefited from playing lesser-talented teams during his tenure. Well, the Jaguars and Texans play in the AFC’s weakest division. What’s their excuse?

We can argue points all day that demonstrate Nick’s position as 2021’s best hire, but we’d rather discuss the reasons for his success. Here are two of the more obvious.