Eagles News: Are any of the teams assistants the favorites to be coaching on a new team next season?

PHILADELPHIA, PA – AUGUST 02: Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Shane Steichen is interviewed during training camp on July 29, 2022 at the NovaCare Complex in Philadelphia PA.(Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire)

The Philadelphia Eagles don’t have to play on wild-card weekend thanks to the team securing the NFC’s top seed, but that doesn’t mean the team is out of the news.

With five franchises looking for head coaches, the Eagles have multiple assistant coaches interviewing for significant promotions. Whether it’s potential head coaching jobs, play-caller coordinator roles, or defensive leaders, several key minds in the Eagles’ organization are potentially on their last run in Philly.

Let’s go through each coach that is potentially on the move.

Jonathan Gannon – Texans HC Interview

Gannon is arguably the most likely to be leaving Philadelphia this season. The Eagles’ defensive coordinator has had interviews with the Houston Texans.

According to Jonathan Jones of CBS, the defensive-minded coach is the front-runner for the top position in Houston. The Texans will have the second overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft with plenty of cap space to vastly improve the roster.

Shane Steichen – Panthers, Colts, Texans HC Interviews

Steichen has been a name that has risen through the coaching ranks quickly through the last year. That’s what happens when your quarterback rises to the ranks of super-stardom.

Steichen has done an excellent job with the Eagles’ offense in setting records for points, wins, and rushing touchdowns. His work with Jalen Hurts is well-documented and could easily get him a head coaching job. With only five coaching positions open right now though, Steichen could likely have to wait another season. He is not considered a favorite for any of the top jobs he has interviewed for at the moment.

Dennard Wilson – Browns DC Interview

It may come as a surprise, but Dennard Wilson’s job with the Eagles’ secondary has been incredible since he was hired in 2021. Wilson has helped Philadelphia’s pass defense rank in the upper echelon across the league in both seasons and has gotten Darius Slay and James Bradberry with All-Pro honors.

Cleveland needs a defensive coordinator for their star-studded roster, and Wilson would be an excellent choice. Philadelphia could see Wilson as an heir apparent to Gannon, but they will need to make a decision soon.

Brian Johnson – No Official Interview, Panthers OC Chatter

If Steichen were to leave, Brian Johnson is the easiest choice to replace him as offensive coordinator. The problem is that Hurts’ development could streamline Johnson to a coordinator position before the Eagles can act.

While none of the Eagles’ offensive staff are favorites for coordinator jobs at the moment, it’s easy to see how a quarterback coach who has gotten the most out of his quarterback could be a favorite for play-calling duties with a defensive-minded staff.

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