The Eagles have requested an interview with Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter). The Browns, meanwhile, are slated to talk with Guenther on Sunday, following the Bengals’ Saturday playoff game against the Steelers.
Guenther was previously identified an under-the-radar candidate for Chip Kelly‘s former job in Philadelphia. Guenther, 48, is a native Pennsylvanian whose defense leads the league in points per game allowed (17.5). Guenther has been with the Bengals since 2005 and has served as their defensive coordinator since 2013. However, his decade of service in Cincinnati could be coming to an end soon as multiple teams eye him for head coaching roles.
During his three seasons as Eagles head coach, Kelly had a solid 26-21 record. However, after consecutive 10-6 seasons, the wheels came off a little this year, as the new-look roster, which was supposedly tailored to Kelly’s vision, struggled to produce on the field. Kelly also served as Philadelphia’s de facto general manager, so we could see some front office changes take place in the coming weeks as well.
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