Report: Vikings request interview with Eagles DC Jonathan Gannon

Do that two teams that may be interested in hiring Jonathan Gannon as their next head coach.

The Minnesota Vikings have at the Denver Broncos in requesting an interview with the Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator, according to a report from NFL Insider Tom Pelissero.

Gannon has obvious ties with these two jobs. Denver general manager George Paton overlapped with Gannon in Minnesota from 2014 through 2017. Wytsingen property obviously also has familiarity with Gannon from those years.

Other connection to be considered is that the Vikings presumably interviewed Eagles vice-president of football operations Catherine RaĆ®che and Eagles director of player personnel Brandon Brown for their general manager vacancy. They could put in a good word for Gannon … and vice versa.

We have the chance that Gannon will be loaned out this offseason rather less. It feels like he has more to prove before he deserves such an opportunity. Sunday’s wild card game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be a very interesting test of how far his defense has really come since fighting earlier this season. If the Eagles are able to shut down Tom Brady, well, one would think Gannon’s share would rise. Of course, the expectation is that the opposite will happen and the Eagles’ defense will have trouble again.

Gannon’s ability to lead a good defense is not the on my own quality that its potential employers will evaluate. But it’s part of the comparison.

As it stands now, there has been no indication that Gannon is the favorite to land in Denver or Minnesota. Those two teams are thought to have interviewed a number of candidates, including former Eagles head coach Doug Pedersen. (And former Eagles linebacker / current 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans!) Dougie P will definitely get a job for Gannon … right?

We just have to wait and see.

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