According to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, the Philadelphia Eagles have interviewed former Falcons defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel for their open defensive backs coach position. Manuel has emerged as the leading candidate to get the job.
Manuel started his path to the NFL at The University of Florida from 1999-200, where he was a standout strong safety. As a player in the NFL, he played for Bengals, Seahawks, Packers, Panthers, Broncos, and Lions. Manuel has served as a coach in the NFL for seven seasons, but this past season he took the year off. He has helped coach under Pete Carroll and Dan Quinn during his coaching career.
Personally, I am all for this hire due to his experience as a defensive coordinator and last year's disappointing season in the secondary. His hiring would be similar to the pending-Matt Burke hire as they have both been defensive coordinators in the past. That kind of experience can only help the defense as a whole, as long as all the coaches can get along under Jim Schwartz's tutelage. The only downside of this potential hire would be the likelihood on Manuel not staying long in Philadelphia. If the defensive backs succeed and the Eagles do well, then Manuel will likely receive plenty of interest for open defensive coordinator positions in 2021.