The Philadelphia Eagles seem set to run it back with Nick Sirianni.
Sirianni is scheduled to address the media Wednesday at an end-of-season press conference, indicating the embattled head coach will return for the 2024 season.
He’ll be joined at the press conference by general manager Howie Roseman, according to the Eagles, who say the duo will “preview what’s in store for the offseason.”
After beginning the season 10-1, Philadelphia dropped five of its final six regular-season games, including to the lowly Cardinals and Giants in Weeks 17 and 18, and relinquished the NFC’s No. 1 seed and their lead atop the NFC East.
“I’m not worried about me,” Sirianni said after the loss to Tampa. “As the head coach, I’m just trying to be there for our guys and our staff right now through a tough time.”
Sirianni, 42, boasts a 34-17 record in three seasons with the Eagles, whom he’s taken to the playoffs every year he’s been there.
Philadelphia is only a year removed from a 14-3 season and a trip to the Super Bowl, where it lost a shootout with Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs. Philly failed, however, to replicate that success during this season’s 11-6 campaign.
The Eagles seemed to miss offensive coordinator Shane Steichen and defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon, who took head coaching jobs with the Colts and Cardinals, respectively, last offseason. The Eagles regressed offensively and defensively in 2023, and quarterback Jalen Hurts, who finished second in MVP voting in 2022, threw a career-worst 15 interceptions.
The Eagles recently fired defensive coordinator Sean Desai, according to reports. Ron Rivera, whom the division-rival Commanders fired as their head coach earlier this month, is set to interview with Philadelphia about its vacant defensive coordinator role, ESPN reported Monday. The Eagles have also reached out, according to The Athletic, to Wink Martindale, who parted ways with the Giants after the season.
Another NFC East team, the Dallas Cowboys, opted last week to keep head coach Mike McCarthy despite an ugly 48-32 loss to the seventh-seeded Packers in the first round of the playoffs. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones handled that situation differently than Philadelphia’s Jeffrey Lurie did with Sirianni, releasing a statement to announce McCarthy would return.
“I believe this team is very close and capable of achieving our ultimate goals and the best step forward for us will be with Mike McCarthy as our head coach,” Jones said. “There is great benefit to continuing the team’s progress under Mike’s leadership as our head coach.”
The Eagles and Cowboys’ decisions to maintain status quo came during an offseason in which decorated head coaches including Bill Belichick, Jim Harbaugh, Pete Carroll and Mike Vrabel are available.