January 21, 2021
The Philadelphia Eagles' extensive search for a new head coach ended Thursday with reports that the team will go forward with Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni.
The 39-year-old coach will bring to Philadelphia his experience as an assistant to former Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich, who earned the top job in Indianapolis after the Eagles won Super Bowl LII.
For Eagles fans, a lot remains to be learned about Sirianni, who entered the picture late and without high-profile status of Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels — not to say his reputation would be entirely welcome in Philly.
My initial take on the Eagles' hiring of Nick Sirianni: He's not Josh McDaniels, which gives him a major advantage over Josh McDaniels.— Jimmy Kempski (@JimmyKempski) January 21, 2021
As the leader of a team in transition, Sirianni will have several big picture questions to answer, foremost among them whether quarterback Carson Wentz can be revived after a disturbing backslide in 2020.
Immediate reaction to the Eagles' hiring of Sirianni generally was positive, much of it playing on the Italian last name that will likely endear him to the region's sizable Italian-American fanbase.
Here's a look at some of the best reactions from Eagles fans and players.
Nick Sirianni and his coaching staff. Confident they can fix Carson pic.twitter.com/rWDoHKrhrM— Charxey (@SnowmanEmbiid) January 21, 2021
Spaghetti SZN— Yo (@FlyGoalScoredBy) January 21, 2021
Nick Sirianni and I were both hired the same year in Kansas City when he was the offensive QC coach.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) January 21, 2021
That dude worked and worked and worked tirelessly, taking on any task asked. He earned the respect of everyone around him -- coaches and players alike.
Eagles got a good one.
This is your new Eagles head coach— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) January 21, 2021
Here he is miked up with the Colts
How Nick Sirianni prepared for his Eagles head coach interview pic.twitter.com/aMBJYkQAIl— Rohan Singh (@haan_singh91) January 21, 2021
Meet Nick Sirianni. pic.twitter.com/CAmXD5hyTb— SPORTSRADIO 94WIP (@SportsRadioWIP) January 21, 2021
Nick Sirianni and his assistant coaches after Howard Eskin asks a question at his introductory press conference pic.twitter.com/jaxfJvRcRJ— CogginToboggan (@CogginToboggan) January 21, 2021
NORTHEAST PHILLY: Nick Surrrriaaahhhnee— Franzke & LA (@FranzkeLA) January 21, 2021
Gravy is being poured into the streets at Broad & Oregon. An Italian has been named Eagles head coach.— Pat Gallen (@PatGallenCBS3) January 21, 2021
I wonder how Nick Sirianni feels about Ja'Marr Chase? pic.twitter.com/i5ELhIwFDz— Justin Bradley (@JustinJBradley) January 21, 2021
Philly earlier: Who’s Nick Sirianni?— Jawn Gonzalez (@JohnGonzalez) January 21, 2021
Philly now: I got A LOT of opinions on this Nate Sayrayanis
#NFL head coaches 41 years of age or younger:— Rich Flanagan (@richflanagan33) January 21, 2021
Nick Sirianni (#Eagles): 39
Matt LaFleur (#Packers): 41
Sean McVay (@RamsNFL): 34
Kyle Shanahan (#49ers): 41
Zac Taylor (#Bengals): 37
Joe Judge (#NYGiants): 39
Kevin Stefanski (#Browns): 38
Kliff Kingsbury (#AZCardinals): 41
Me at 2:30: who the hell is Nick Sirianni?— jason waterfalls (@TheRealJBox) January 21, 2021
Me at 2:35: pic.twitter.com/RQXxVSvm5R
Now... pic.twitter.com/lu9NOVqPaw— Nick Sirianni for Eagles HC Fan Account (@Iball94) January 21, 2021
Nick Sirianni is from same hometown - Jamestown, N.Y. ... as Lucille Ball. Won’t be long till he’ll have some ‘splainin to do.— frank fitzpatrick (@philafitz) January 21, 2021
Howie Roseman in his office vs. Nick Sirianni in his office pic.twitter.com/vflSvkmufp— Vincent van Gogh Birds (@chesty_marvin13) January 21, 2021