Philadelphia Eagles to Interview Vance Joseph for DC Role

The Philadelphia Eagles will look to a free-agent coach as a potential solution for their new defensive coordinator vacancy. Per 9sports' Mike Klis, recently fired Arizona Cardinals DC Vance Joseph will interview with the Eagles via zoom on Wednesday and Thursday.

Joseph was let go less than a week ago by the Cardinals, who recently hired Eagles DC Jonathan Gannon as their head coach following the Super Bowl. Joseph landing on the Eagles would be an unusually tidy talent swap for two teams.

Joseph coached the Cardinals defense from 2019 to 2022 to middling success, finishing 31st in points allowed last year and no better than 12th across his four seasons. Before landing the job in Arizona, he was head coach of the Denver Broncos from 2017 to 2018, where he compiled an 11-21 record. He also served as defensive coordinator for the Miami Dolphins in 2016, a year in which they allowed the third-most yards in the league and ranked 18th in points allowed.

Joseph's resume lacks meaningful success, but he has abundant experience and is well-established in league circles. He would benefit from inheriting an already talent-laden squad: the Eagles ranked first in passing yards allowed and net passing yards per attempt allowed in 2022.

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