SUNDAY, 5:33pm: The Eagles are progressing with this idea and will officially interview Coughlin on Monday, Rob Maaddi of the Associated Press reports.
The Eagles also met with Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson in Kansas City on Sunday, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports (on Twitter). A former Eagles quarterback, Pederson has only been connected to the Philadelphia job. He’s in his third season as the Chiefs’ offensive coordinator.
SATURDAY, 9:56am: Coughlin also has an offer from the Giants to stay with the organization, reports Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News (via Twitter). However, Coughlin is reportedly seeking a head coaching gig.
SATURDAY, 8:42am: Former Giants head coach Tom Coughlin is expected to speak with the Eagles this week about their head coaching vacancy, reports Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports. Since the 69-year-old resigned with a year left on his contract, the Giants still technically hold his rights, and that means the organization would be able to deny any interview requests. However, it appears as if the Eagles request was granted. NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport tweets that the two sides will meet Monday, describing the meeting as more of a “feeling-out for both than an interview.”
When Coughlin stepped down as head coach of the Giants earlier this week, it was uncertain if the 69-year-old would ever coach again. The two sides parted mutually, but the head coach made it clear that he was “resigning,” not retiring.
Coughlin has compiled a 169-146 record in his long coaching career, including a 102-90 mark with the Giants. He has won three Super Bowls, including a pair as head coach of the G-Men. The last few seasons haven’t been as successful, as the team has finished in third place for three straight years and hasn’t reached nine victories since 2012.
Of course, things weren’t much better for the Eagles in 2015, as the squad finished with a disappointing 7-9 record. This led to the dismissal of head coach Chip Kelly, a move that surprised Coughlin.
“Quite frankly, I’m not surprised by anything in this business,” Coughlin said (via Garafolo). “But that one was close.”
Coughlin isn’t the only candidate for the gig, as the Eagles also have interest in former quarterbacks coach Doug Pederson.