Nick Sirianni landed in the best situation with Jeffery Lurie, Howie Roseman, and the Eagles.
Philadelphia has had its issues with convincing candidates that the Eagles’ head coaching job is attractive. Doug Pederson and Nick Sirianni weren’t Jeffery Lurie or Howie Roseman’s first choices. They missed big time with Chip Kelly, but, hey, we all make mistakes.
Unlike some of the other teams that are seemingly always looking for head coaches, Philly has been more patient. They aren’t as patient as they were with Andy Reid, but Nick has gotten a fair chance to see where he can take the team. So far, it’s been all good in Philly.
Following the 2020 season, the Eagles were not exactly sure where they were in terms of being a future playoff contender There were questions about Jalen Hurts‘ ability to prove he was a franchise quarterback. He’s done that in a major way.
In 2021, Hurts would improve over time under Sirianni and his young coaching staff’s watch. Over the past two offseasons, Philadelphia’s front office did all that they could to build around him and on the defensive side of the ball.
Roseman went to work this offseason, trading for A.J. Brown and signing playmakers on defense. Players like Haason Reddick come to mind.
One might argue that all teams do this. All teams most certainly do not!”. They do not. The Baltimore Ravens have long been seen as one of the game’s better-run franchises, but they seem to be struggling in the posy-Ozzie Newsome era.
They believe in their head coach John Harbaugh, but are they showing us that they don’t have the same faith in their starting quarterback Lamar Jackson? Why haven’t they done enough to surround Jackson with a game-changing wide receiver? The Ravens also lack depth in many of their important positions.
The Eagles have seemingly done a better job in that respect. Roseman and Lurie sent the message that they believe in Jalen and in what Sirianni was building. They have put their money where the mouth is.
Sirianni paid it in full this year. He may be in the best situation of any head coach as he’s backed by a great owner and arguably the best general manager in the game. The seven men that were hired as head coaches in 2021 may not be remembered as the greatest group ever, but no one thought that Nick Sirianni would be the best of the bunch.
He has a chance to be the first of the group that wins a Super Bowl. For Eagles fans everywhere, that’s a good reason to be excited. That will most certainly silence everyone that believed that Nick couldn’t do the job.