The Philadelphia Eagles are looking to cross enemy lines as they continue their search for a new head coach.
The Eagles will meet with the recently-departed Tom Coughlin on Monday, a source informed of their thinking told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. Rapoport classified the meeting as more of a feeling-out for both sides rather than an interview. Philly had to ask permission from the Giants because Coughlin is still technically under contract with New York. The Giants granted it.
The Eagles have already interviewed offensive coordinators Adam Gase of the Bears and Ben McAdoo of the Giants as they look to replace Chip Kelly, who was fired five days prior to their regular-season finale against the Giants. Kelly had two 10-win seasons under his belt before dipping to 6-9 this past season. The Eagles finished third following the Week 17 win over the Giants.
Rapoport added that it is unlikely the Giants would stand in Coughlin's way, should he be interested in the position. It would help New York avoid paying the final year on his deal. During his farewell news conference earlier this week, Coughlin was noncommittal when asked if he was done with coaching. Should he choose to pursue the Eagles' vacancy, he could be looking across the field at the team he led to two Super Bowl championships twice a year. How's that for a narrative?