Press Taylor 'under consideration' for Eagles OC

While many are focused on the potential promotion of Eagles running backs coach Duce Staley to offensive coordinator, NFL Insider Jason La Canfora says the organization may have a different assistant coach in mind for the open position. 

"I think (Eagles QB coach) Press Taylor is somebody who is very highly thought of in that organization and could get a bump up," La Canfora told Jon Marks and Ike Reese on Tuesday's 94WIP Marks & Reese Show. "You guys know (John) DeFilippo has been there before. I mean look, it's Doug Pederson's show you know what I mean? And I think it's more about having people in the building who can help create, come up with ideas, and come up with strategies, and come up with game plans."

The Eagles parted ways with offensive coordinator Mike Groh and wide receivers coach Carson Walch last week. Taylor, just 31, was hired by Chip Kelly in 2013 to be the Eagles' offensive quality control coach, eventually promoted to QB coach after the 2017 Super Bowl winning season replacing John DeFilippo, who left to become offensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings. DeFilippo was then fired by the Vikings, re-hired and fired again by the Jaguars, making him a candidate for the Eagles' OC position as well. 

"If that's how it played out, I wouldn't be shocked," La Canfora said of Taylor. "I think that's one of the things under consideration."

Another name floating around is 64-year-old former Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell, who La Canfora says would be an excellent hire for the Eagles, but may not be interested in an assistant role. 

"I think it would be awesome, I'm not sure that that's what Coach Caldwell is," La Canfora said. "Coach Caldwell was very open to being a head coach from everything I've heard, from people close to him and even people at the league office who are advocating for coaches and putting lists together for owners. Everything I've heard about the health concerns from back in the summer were no longer there and he was ready to go. That he didn't get a sniff in this (head coaching) cycle where experience seemed to matter more than maybe some past years kind of blew my mind a little bit. Is he at a place where he wants to be a position coach again or be a part of an offense but he's not really calling the plays? I don't know. If I'm the Eagles, I'd love to have his mind a part of this." 

Listen to the full interview below.