Originally hired during the 2021 offseason, Jonathan Gannon enters his second year as the defensive coordinator of the Philadelphia Eagles.
In his first season with the team, Gannon directed the 10th-ranked defense (328.8 ypg) in the NFL. The Eagles, who posted the second-most defensive touchdowns (five) and allowed the fifth-fewest explosive plays (117) in the league, also finished ninth in opponent rushing yards per game (107.9) and opponent three-and-out percentage (33.1 pct.).
Under Gannon's guidance, three defensive players were named to the Pro Bowl after the 2021 season – cornerback Darius Slay, defensive tackle Javon Hargrave and defensive end Josh Sweat. Slay led the Eagles with five takeaways along with a league-best three defensive touchdowns, while Hargrave and Sweat each tied for the most sacks (7.5) on the team.
Prior to coming to Philadelphia, Gannon served as the defensive backs/ cornerbacks coach for the Indianapolis Colts from 2018-20, working alongside Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni. He oversaw a secondary that helped the Colts rank sixth in interceptions (45, tied), ninth in scoring defense (22.5 ppg) and 10th in total defense (339.5 ypg) and red zone defense (55.9 pct., tied) during his three seasons with the team. CLICK HERE FOR FULL BIO