February 28, 2023   2 MIN READ

REPORT: Pete Carroll Says Eagles Hiring Desai as DC

Eagles Reportedly Have Found Their New DC


Seattle Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll dropped an Eagles bombshell in an off-podium media session on day one of the 2023 NFL Combine, saying that Sean Desai will be the next Philadelphia defensive coordinator.

Desai departs Seattle after spending one season as the team’s associate head coach and defensive assistant.

The 39-year-old was previously defensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears in 2021 after working his way up through the organization after starting as a defensive quality control coach in 2013 before serving as safeties coach from 2019-20.

For the Philadelphia Eagles, they have now found their replacement for Jonathan Gannon and are expected to stick with a similar defensive scheme. Desai gets the job after conducting two interviews with the team.

Desai is considered a Vic Fangio disciple, serving as his quality control coach with the Chicago Bears from 2015-18. He was brought to Seattle in 2022 to help implement a Fangio style-scheme.

Fangio’s defenses based around a five-man front with two deep safeties in the secondary, a prominent defensive look by the Eagles during Gannon’s two-year run.

Following Adam Schefter’s confirmation that the Eagles will be promoting quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson to offensive coordinator, both coordinator positions are now filled as the team looks to the draft process and free agency.

– Benjamin Paul is a staff writer for InsideTheBirds.com.

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