Texans request permission to interview Eagles’ Jonathan Gannon for vacant head coaching job

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
·2 min read
In this article:
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.

Jonathan Gannon is really heating up as a hot name, and the Eagles defensive coordinator now has his third request to interview for a team’s vacant head coaching position.

After the Broncos and Vikings requested permission, the Houston Texans have now requested an interview as well.

A rookie defensive coordinator, Gannon came over from the Colts with head coach Nick Sirianni, and he has familiarity with the Minnesota brass, as he spent four seasons with the Vikings as the team’s assistant defensive backs coach from 2014 through the 2017 season before joining the Colts staff as a defensive back coach in 2018.

Gannon got his coaching start as a student assistant and graduate assistant at Louisville under Bobby Petrino from 2003-2006, and he joined the famed coach in Atlanta, the beginning of his NFL experience.

Gannon’s defense in Philadelphia started off rocky and they were shredded by some of the NFL’s top passers. On the season, the Eagles defense was 11th in passing yards (3756), 20th in passing touchdowns allowed, 31st in sacks (29), and 9th in rushing yards allowed.

One of the youngest coordinators in the NFL, Gannon seems to be getting the benefit of the doubt from owners and general managers who could be blaming Philadelphia’s passive defensive approach on the personnel.

List

Eagles' stock up, stock down entering the 2022 NFL offseason

List

A look at the Philadelphia Eagles' 2021 statistical leaders

Related

Eagles DC Jonathan Gannon set to interview for Broncos vacant job on Wednesday

Eagles among teams with the highest salary-cap rollover into 2022 offseason

Eagles: Jalen Hurts to immediately start preparing for his 3rd NFL season

Nick Sirianni on Jalen Hurts: I feel really good with what we have at QB

Jalen Hurts injury update: Eagles' QB in walking boot and could need surgery after playoff loss

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting