Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni will be hired as the next head coach of the Eagles. Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Eagles hire Colts OC Nick Sirianni as head coach

The Eagles are hiring Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni as their next head coach, replacing Doug Pederson, who was fired only three years after leading the franchise to its first-ever Super Bowl win in 2018.

Sirianni has been coaching in the NFL for over a decade, beginning as an offensive quality control coach for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2009 before eventually working his way up to the team's wide receivers coach. He was then hired by the Chargers in 2013 where he spent five seasons as the offensive quality control coach, quarterbacks coach and wide receivers coach.

In 2018, the Colts hired them as their offensive coordinator after Frank Reich was named the team's head coach. Under Sirianni, the Colts remained one of the better offenses in the NFL despite several unusual circumstances, most notably Andrew Luck's surprise retirement less than a month before the start of the 2019 season. This season, the Colts had a top-10 offense in terms of both points and yards per game this season with the addition of Philip Rivers as the team's quarterback.

The Eagles are in desperate need of a boost on offense, as they ranked in the bottom 10 last season in both yards per game and points per game. Sirianni will need to figure out if there is still anything left in Carson Wentz's tank or if the Eagles need to officially move on to Jalen Hurts. 

It was believed by many that Patriots OC Josh McDaniels was the favorite for the job but Sirianni ultimately beat him out.

Blake Harper is a writer based in New York. He's originally from San Diego and is one of the few Chargers fans left. He doesn't believe in ties and loves elaborate celebrations. Follow him on Twitter @beezyharps 

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