Leading the Philadelphia Eagles is a tough gig, especially as of late. Since 2016, they have employed two head coaches. The first, Doug Pederson, led them to three postseason appearances in five years. He's also the only man walking Planet Earth who can state he guided the franchise to its first Super Bowl win.
This is Philly though. It wasn't good enough. Many remained unsatisfied, and he and the organization went their separate ways despite Doug's 42-37-1 regular-season record. He also carved out a 4-2 win-loss total during the postseason.
Nick Sirianni wound up being Coach Pederson's successor. Like Dougie P, he may not have been the initial choice, but he has proven that he can win in the big, bad NFL. Nick's teams have made the playoffs in each of Sirianni's first three seasons at the helm, and even though he came up short, he led the 2022 Birds back to football's biggest game.
Nick Sirianni comes under fire, but it appears his Eagles story is a long way from ending.
The recent collapse of this past Eagles season is all anyone's discussing these days. Nick's most recent team left a lot of money on the table as Jalen Hurts would say. There are discussions of bad apples in the locker room. Some asked if Nick had lost his touch and if he's lost the rocker room.
Questions abound. Here are three of the most notable. Can Nick Sirianni right the ship? Can he be trusted to turn things around? Does he even deserve the chance?
Per Jeff McLane, Philly has announced its season-ending press conference. That one's on Wednesday, and both Nick Sirianni and Howie Roseman will be present. Here's McLane's report if you missed it.
Let's make long stories short, NFL teams that are planning on firing their head coaches typically don't invite them to postseason pressers. That being said, it appears that Sirianni will return for his fourth season as Philadelphia's head coach.
Philly sports fans can be impatient, but this seems to be the most PR-friendly move possible. Firing a coach with Nick's track record could be considered a bad look for a franchise that has already received a few side eyes for moving on from a Super Bowl-winning coach a little less than three years after leading the Eagles to their first Vince Lombardi Trophy.