Jimmy Kempski of Phillyvoice.com reports that the Eagles interviewed NFL Network analyst former scout Daniel Jeremiah for their “player personnel head” job.
The Eagles confirmed that they interviewed Jeremiah, but added that they did not make a formal offer to him.
Jeremiah has since accepted a new long-term contract to remain with the NFL Network.
According to Kempski, the Eagles previously also interviewed Steelers pro scouting coordinator Brandon Hunt for the job.
On Monday, Peter King of MMQB reported that Jeremiah had a firm offer from an NFL team to head up its personnel department and another “the-job-is-yours-if-you-want-
However, Jeremiah decided that his family the high demands of this kind of job were too much for him to leave NFL Network.
“It came down to this: If you’re happy, and we are, then why look so hard for happier?” explained Jeremiah. “Our kids are 8, 10, 12 and 14. They are thriving. We love our church. We love their schools; my daughter is getting ready to start high school. Let her dig in, and let all the kids dig in to their schools and their lives. So it’s good. I have no regrets about it.”
The Eagles will likely hire someone in this role at some point later in the year after the offseason has played out.
We’ll have more regarding who they could be targeting as the news is available.