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

Nick Sirianni of the Philadelphia Eagles. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Nick Sirianni, Philadelphia Eagles
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Nick Sirianni has led the Eagles to back-to-back playoff appearances. None of the other 2021 hires can say that.

Most of the ‘experts’ assumed it would be Los Angeles Chargers head coach Brandon Staley that would see the most success early. Had you taken bets early, many would have wagered that L.A. would have been the team that would have earned postseason berths in 2021 and 2022, yet here we are. Nick Sirianni’s Eagles are the only team that can make that claim.

Despite having all the pieces, Staley’s Chargers choked away their chance last season. They earned a postseason berth this time around, but then, they failed on the big stage on Wild Card Weekend.

Sirianni and company have impressed all year, but a postseason berth last year didn’t come easy.

Philly began last season’s campaign with a 2-5 record. His city screamed for him to run the ball. Eventually, his team took the advice.

The Birds relied more on the run as the season moved on. They finished with a 9-8 record and a spot in the postseason. He even beat a fellow 2021 newbie along the way, Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campell. Sirianni is now 2-0 versus Campbell as Philly beat them in the regular-season opener this season en route to a franchise record 14-win season.