Nick Sirianni was essentially the most unlikely head teaching candidate of the Philadelphia Eagles when the workforce fired Doug Pederson every week in the past. Now, the Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator is the Eagles’ latest head coach, CBS Sports activities NFL Insider Jason La Canfora confirms.
Sirianni has served because the Colts offensive coordinator for the previous three years, all beneath Frank Reich, who was beforehand the Eagles offensive coordinator. Sirianni and Reich have a historical past teaching collectively outdoors of Indianapolis, as the 2 have been with the San Diego Chargers from 2013 to 2015 — Sirianni was the quarterbacks coach when Reich was the offensive coordinator (2014 and 2015). The 39-year-old Sirianni additionally had a training stint beneath Todd Haley with the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs in numerous roles (2009 to 2012).
Sirianni was chargeable for the reemergence of Philip Rivers in 2020, because the Colts quarterback accomplished 68% of his passes for 4,169 yards with 24 touchdowns to 11 interceptions (97.0 passer score) as Indianapolis completed 11-5 and reached the playoffs. Rivers improved his on-target throws from 76.7% from the earlier yr to 77.2%. Regardless of not being a menace to run, Rivers tried 15 extra run-pass possibility passes than the earlier yr (his remaining yr with the Chargers), ending sixth within the NFL in run-pass possibility passing yards (370). Rivers additionally minimize his interceptions from the earlier season from 20 to 11 and his fumbles from eight to 2.
The Colts completed eighth within the league in factors per recreation (25.9) and 14th in yards per recreation (363.9) within the three seasons Sirianni was offensive coordinator, and this was with three totally different quarterbacks in every year. With Sirianni to Philadelphia, the Colts may promote quarterbacks coach Marcus Brady to offensive coordinator (or Sirianni may take Brady with him to Philadelphia).
Sirianni’s first activity with the Eagles will probably be to repair embattled quarterback Carson Wentz, who was one of many worst sign callers in soccer in 2020. Wentz accomplished 64.4% of his passes and threw for 81 touchdowns to only 21 interceptions from 2017 to 2019, compiling a 98.3 passer score. In 2020, Wentz was twenty fourth out of 35 certified passers in completion proportion (57.4%), thirty third in yards per try (6.0) and thirty fourth in passer score (72.8). Solely 70.4% of Wentz’s passes have been thought of “on-target,” which was thirty third within the league.
The Sirianni rent is a raffle that would alter the course of the franchise whether or not the Eagles select Wentz or not. Not a lot is thought about Sirianni, however not a lot was recognized about Andy Reid when Philadelphia employed him in 1999 both. That turned out nicely for the Eagles.