Coughlin withdraws name from Eagles' coaching job

In the end, Tom Coughlin wasn't a fit for the Philadelphia Eagles.

The two-time Super Bowl-winning coach withdrew his name from consideration for the Eagles' head coaching job, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported.

ESPN first reported the news.

Coughlin had several meetings with the Eagles brass, including a face-to-face meeting scheduled on Thursday.

As talks appeared to be heating up, Coughlin decided he wasn't the proper fit to patrol the Philadelphia sideline.

The 69-year-old coach "resigned" from his post with the New York Giants earlier this month, but has reiterated his desire to continue coaching. It won't be with the Eagles. (Giants fans can breathe easier at not having to bear the thought of seeing Coughlin in green.)

Per Rapoport, Coughlin is still open to coaching but wants the job to be perfect. He's also open to a potential consulting job with the Giants, among other things.

Coughlin previously met with San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke, before serious talks with the Eagles got underway.

The coaching search turned quickly for the Eagles after they fired Chip Kelly prior to Week 17. Ben McAdoo, on Philly's wish list, was retained by the Giants. Coughlin bowed out after being viewed as a front-runner.

UPDATE: Meanwhile, the Eagles are hiring Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson when Kansas City's season ends, Rapoport reported Thursday. 

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