NFL Rumors: Eagles Working on Nick Sirianni Contract Extension?

Nick Sirianni

Getty Nick Sirianni of the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Philadelphia Eagles love to get franchise cornerstones locked up to long-term deals before the market explodes. With quarterback Jalen Hurts inked to a five-year extension, all eyes turn to head coach Nick Sirianni as he enters his third season at the helm. The Eagles could get a deal done soon, according to Derrick Gunn of digital media outlet JAKIB Sports.

“Knowing [general manager] Howie Roseman the way I do, I would think that would be a priority after getting the Jalen Hurts’ deal done,” Gunn said in a March 2023 appearance on JAKIB Sports’ “Birds 365” podcast. “Nick Sirianni has shown in two seasons that he is a quality coach. His offense is creative. Players gravitate towards him. Howie Roseman is very good at identifying people in the building they want to keep beyond their existing contracts. … If I’m betting on Howie Roseman, I say the contract is done before the season starts this year.”

After signing a five-year deal in January 2021 to coach the Eagles, Sirianni took the team to a wild-card berth in his first year and the Super Bowl in his second season.

Vote of Confidence From Owner Jeffrey Lurie

Sirianni, 42, has something else crucial to long-term job security: Support from ownership and the front office. Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie and Roseman have gone on the record praising the coach and the culture he’s created.

“The coaches, I can’t overestimate the value of the coaches,” Lurie told reporters on January 29, after the Eagles beat the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship game. “Nick is outstanding, smart, connects with everybody, cares, is passionate.”

Then, in late March, Lurie heaped more praise on Sirianni when talking about his approach to hiring new coaches. He left no stone overturned, according to Lurie, in his search to replace offensive coordinator Shane Steichen, who left to be the head coach for the Indianapolis Colts, and defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon, who was hired by the Arizona Cardinals to be their coach.

“He was relentless, Nick was, and this is something I really appreciate about him,” Lurie told reporters on March 28. “He not only grinds on football and on connections and culture, but when it came time, and this was a first for him when it came time to figure out who was going to replace the coordinator you lost, he was relentless.”

Sirianni Gives Instructions to Eagles Players, Staff

The Eagles will report for training camp on Tuesday, July 25. The team was last together on June 8 for the completion of offseason workouts and minicamps. And, before they left for their summer break, Sirianni provided strict instructions for his players and staff.

“You want them to come back in great shape, and you want them to make sure they’re doing the right things off the field,” Sirianni told reporters. “But those would be the main two things that I’m going to say after practice would be to come back in the best shape of your life and make sure we’re doing the right things to stay out of the news. Those are the main things we’d be talking about.”