Is Nick Sirianni's job in danger entering 2024 season?

Sirianni has been the Eagles head coach since 2021.
Nic Sirianni, Philadelphia Eagles
Nic Sirianni, Philadelphia Eagles / Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

In 2021, the Philadelphia Eagles took a chance on hiring Nick Sirianni as their head coach. Prior to that, he had served as the offensive coordinator for the Indianapolis Colts for three seasons.

In Year 1, Sirianni's Eagles went 9-8 and they snuck into the playoffs but were a first-round exit. It was Year 2 where the hire looked to be a good one, as the Eagles went 14-3 and represented the NFC in Super Bowl LVII. Unfortunately, they weren't able to bring home the Lombardi Trophy but Eagles fans felt good about the direction the team was headed in.

In Year 3, despite a 10-1 start to the year, the Eagles finished with an 11-6 record, which wasn't good enough for them to win the NFC East. Starting 10-1 and then finishing with a 1-6 record has made people question if Sirianni is the right guy for the Eagles moving forward.

Cody Benjamin of CBS Sports put Sirianni on his list of NFL coaches who are on the hot seat entering the 2024 season.

"Sirianni's record is sterling; his .667 win percentage ranks third among all coaches, he has led three playoff runs in three years, and is just two years removed from a Super Bowl shootout with the Chiefs. Yet his Birds looked increasingly uninspired in a 1-6 stretch to close 2023, including a postseason flop, all while his staffing choices and boisterous personality backfired. Reloaded with new coordinators and an all-star lineup, Sirianni has a conceivable path back to glory, but the bar is set so high in Philly, it is almost a surprise he is back at all."

Cody Benjamin

Should Nick Sirianni be on the hot seat in 2024?

As Benjamin noted, Sirianni has a winning record during his three seasons as the Eagles head coach but he hit the nail on the head when he said "the bar is set so high in Philly". There were rumblings that the Eagles front office was considering parting ways with Sirianni after how their 2023 season ended but he's ultimately back for Year 4.

Yes, Sirianni led the Eagles to a Super Bowl appearance in just his second year at the helm but that's not good enough for this organization. Winning Super Bowls is the goal for every team so merely making the big game once won't be enough to keep Sirianni his job if his Eagles put together another disappointing year.

Year 4 is do or die for Nick Sirianni if he wants to keep his job.