When the Eagles officially announce Doug Pederson at a news conference Tuesday at 2 p.m., with the new Eagles head coach flanked by owner Jeffrey Lurie (but not Howie Roseman), they may have more than just one hiring to announce.
According to CSN’s Ruben Frank and a few other reliable outlets, Frank Reich will be tagged as offensive coordinator for the Eagles.
Reich was a teammate of Pederson’s for one season in 1995 and most recently served as the Chargers offensive coordinator prior to being fired this past season. It is expected that Pederson will handle play-calling duties for the Birds.
Reich is most remembered for his role as the Bills’ quarterback during the biggest comeback in NFL history, when Buffalo came from 32 behind to beat the Oilers in the 1993 playoffs.
He also has worked as an NFL assistant in various capacities, including as Peyton Manning’s quarterbacks coach for a time on the Colts’ staff.
On the defensive side there is less certainty, but it seems like former Bills defensive coordinator and Lions head coach Jim Schwartz may be tagged as the coordinator.
Schwartz would likely bring a 4-3 set back to Philly, a playing style that has Eagles players like Fletcher Coz and Vinny Curry tweeting their excitement.
ABC6Action News reported a strong chance Schwartz comes to Philly and that he is actually here to interview for the job today. There are also reports he has interviewed in Jacksonville for the defensive coordinator job with the Jaguars.