Anyone with dreams of Mike Caldwell joining the Philadelphia Eagles coaching staff may have been a tad disappointed when it was reported that Vic Fangio would join the Birds as Philly's new defensive coordinator. Who are we kidding though? We saw the signs when he and the Miami Dolphins parted ways (or at least we should have if we didn't.
Fear not if you're a fan of what Caldwell can bring to Philly's defensive roster. It appears he may have been given a new lease on what may become his newest Eagles coaching life. He returned to the NovaCare Complex recently for another interview.
Mike Caldwell interviews for the position of Eagles linebacker coach.
Here's one you may have missed. After interviewing for the role of Eagles defensive coordinator, Mike Caldwell is back in the City of Brotherly Love to speak with leadership about potentially returning home to again become Philly's linebacker coach. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport was first with the update on Friday.
Caldwell spent the past two seasons as the Jacksonville Jaguars' defensive coordinator, He also has ties to the Eagles organization. A member of the franchise as a player from 1998 until 2001, he made the switch to coaching and settled into a nice groove.
He has enjoyed stops with the Arizona Cardinals (2013-2014), New York Jets (2015-2018), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2019-2021), and the aforementioned Jags, but Philly is home and where his coaching career began.
He arrived in Philly as a defensive quality control coach (2008-2009) before becoming an assistant Eagles linebackers coach in 2010 and transitioning into the team's linebackers coach in 2011 where he remained for two seasons.
D.J. Eliot spent the most recent Eagles season as the team's linebackers coach after coaching for 24 years at the NCAA level. It will be interesting to see if Caldwell takes over and if Eliot finds another role with the franchise.