Ranking early potential Nick Sirianni replacements if Eagles move on after NFL Playoffs

Should Nick Sirianni remain as the Eagles' head coach? Some say yes, but let's discuss a few options if he doesn't.

Nick Sirianni, Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles
Nick Sirianni, Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles / Adam Hunger/GettyImages
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6. Ben Johnson - Detroit Lions offensive coordinator

Ben Johnson's name has popped up on a few radars and understandably so. We've witnessed a Jared Goff resurgence, 59 TDs and 19 interceptions in his two most recent seasons as the Lions' starting quarterback.

Johnson would make sense in Philly, but then again, you could argue that he makes sense for the Atlanta Falcons or the Los Angeles Chargers. In Philly, he has a roster that is aging at key positions, but there are some fantastic building clocks, particularly on the side of the ball where we have seen his expertise.

5. Frank Reich - 42-45-1 in six NFL seasons (including playoffs)

Here's the guy that many of you want. We get it. We know the story. Carson Wentz NEVER looked better than he looked when Frank Reich was his offensive coordinator. Philly won the Super Bowl with Frank as it's O.C., so yes, in some ways, this makes a lot of sense.

Here's a question that never gets asked of good ol' Frank though. Is he a head coach, or does he need to come to grips with the fact that his ceiling is as an offensive coordinator? He hasn't done much as a head coach. His overall record is 42-45-1 if you include what he did in the postseason, and we can't act like Frank hasn't had some talented teams.


Adding a coach that has failed twice doesn't sound attractive, but we all love Frank. Heaven knows we do. So for now we'll place him fifth on our list. We reserve the right to change our minds later.