Report: Doug Pederson wants Steve Spagnuolo as Eagles’ defensive coordinator
Incoming Eagles coach Doug Pederson reportedly wants to lure Steve Spagnuolo away from New York to be his defensive coordinator.
Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News cited sources saying that Spagnuolo is Pederson’s “top choice” for defensive coordinator.
Same source tells @inkstainedretch Steve Spagnuolo is Pederson’s top choice for defensive coordinator. But can he get Spags away from NYG?
— Les Bowen (@LesBowen) January 17, 2016
Bowen also relayed a report saying that Pederson would be interested in former Chargers offensive coordinator Frank Reich for the same position.
It was reported on Wednesday that Spagnuolo would return as Giants defensive coordinator in 2016, and it’s unclear if he would be interested in leaving New York for their NFC East rivals. Spagnuolo interviewed for the Giants’ coaching vacancy before the job eventually went to Ben McAdoo, and he has head coaching experience with St. Louis. We’re guessing Giants fans would be a lot more relaxed about Spagnuolo switching allegiances than they would have been if his former boss had, though.