Report: Broncos RB Coach Curtis Modkins among favorites to land Eagles OC job

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HOUSTON, TX – DECEMBER 08: Denver Broncos assistant coach Curtis Modkins watches action during game against the Houston Texans on December 8, 2019 at NRG Stadium in Houston, TX. (Photo by John Rivera/Icon Sportswire)

The Eagles are hiring coaches thick and fast and it looks like the next may well be just around the corner. According to Mike Klis of 9news, Denver Broncos RB Coach Curtis Modkins interviewed for the Eagles’ offensive coordinator vacancy on Sunday…and the meeting lasted over 4 hours.

If there’s anything we’ve learned over the last few days, it’s that the Eagles love doing their due diligence, and the longer the interview, the better the sign. New Head Coach Nick Sirianni reportedly had an interview that lasted long into the hours of the next morning.

Modkins has been an NFL coach since 2008 and has been an offensive coordinator on two occasions – once in Buffalo, and once in San Francisco.

His stint in Buffalo lasted three seasons and the offense wasn’t exactly stunning, ranking 28th, 14th, and 21st in points, and 25th, 14th, and 19th, in yards. His one year with the Niners in 2016 saw his offense rank 31st in yards, but it should be noted that this was during the Chip Kelly year where a regressing Colin Kaepernick was quarterback.

After that, he worked with the Bear’s running back room for a year before heading to Denver where he’s been ever since. Working with names like Melvin Gordon, Phillip Lindsay, and Royce Freeman, Curtis Modkins helped establish a ground-game that’s tough to defend.

Why the Eagles would outsource an offensive coordinator that’s an impressive running backs coach when they already have one in Duce Staley is anyone’s guess, but here we are.

That leads us to Shane Steichen, who worked with Sirianni between 2014-2017 with the Chargers. After taking control of a vacant offensive coordinator gig in 2019, he was given the role full-time one year later and was partly responsible for the Justin Herbert experience.

Will the Eagles continue to hire coaches with a history under Sirianni? Only time will tell.

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