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ESPN reports: Colts offensive coordinator to become Eagles head coach

Nick Sirianni has been with Colts three years
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Posted at 5:05 PM, Jan 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-21 17:32:12-05

PHILADELPHIA — It's that time of the year, when NFL teams looking for a new head coach often turn to the top coordinators on other teams.

In the case of the Philadelphia Eagles, it's Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni.

That's what ESPN is reporting, saying the 39-year-old coach, who has been with Indianapolis three years, will take the reins at Philadelphia.

Sirianni will replace Doug Pederson, who was fired on January 11 after five seasons in Philly. In 2017, the Eagles won the Super Bowl, then went 9-7 each of the next two seasons before dropping to 4-11-1 this past year.

Before joining the Colts, Sirianni spent three seasons as an assistant with Kansas City and five with the Chargers. He was the Chargers' quarterbacks coach in 2014 and 2015, when Colts Head Coach Frank Reich was offensive coordinator in San Diego.

Sirianni's star rose based on the Colts offensive success. Indianapolis was ranked in the league's top ten this past season in scoring and yards per-game.

The departure of Sirianni comes one day after quarterback Philip Rivers announced his retirement, following 17-years in the NFL. The Colts were 11-5 in the 2020 season, but lost to Buffalo in the playoffs.