How Eagles GM John Dorsey’s transition to Eagles head coach has been rocky
The latest on the Philadelphia Eagles coaching search article The Eagles have fired John Dorse as their head coach, the team announced Monday.
Dorsey was the team’s executive vice president of football operations and general manager from 2011 to 2016.
The move is expected to affect the roster, as the Eagles will likely look to fill a wide variety of roles on the coaching staff, including head coach.
Dorse’s exit is a huge blow to a coaching search that had been expected to bring a fresh face to the table.
“The decision to terminate John Dorese’s employment is the result of a thorough review of our coaching search,” the Eagles said in a statement.
“Our goal with the staff we have assembled was to build a team with a great sense of urgency and drive to compete in the modern NFL.
John Dorson’s vision of a football team that embodies the values of Philadelphia and the state of New Jersey has served the Eagles well.
He will be sorely missed by the Eagles organization.”
The team also announced that it has signed former Philadelphia Eagles coach Mike Maccagnan to be its interim head coach for the remainder of the regular season.
Maccagnany, who had spent the past three seasons as the defensive coordinator for the Eagles, had been the defensive line coach in Philadelphia, where he coached from 2015 to 2018.
The defensive coordinator position was one of Dorsey, a former offensive coordinator, most coveted jobs on the Eagles staff.
A veteran of 15 NFL seasons, Dorsey spent the 2015 season as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Georgia Tech.
He was the defensive backs coach at the University of Tennessee, and the offensive line coach at Tennessee Tech.
Dorsey was not fired, but the Eagles did make him a free agent.
The team said that he had agreed to a one-year deal.
He’ll be the Eagles’ interim head coaching job for the rest of the season.
The Eagles have not released a depth chart for their coaching search, and a team source told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport that the coaching search will likely include defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, quarterbacks coach Brian Polian and defensive line coordinator Rob Chudzinski.