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Grading NFL head coach hires in 2021: Nick Sirianni to Eagles, Dan Campbell to Lions, Brandon Staley to Chargers

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Orlovsky: Sirriani ideal hire for Wentz (1:18)

Dan Orlovsky asserts that the Eagles hiring Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirriani is an attempt to keep Carson Wentz around longer. (1:18)

Seven NFL teams fired their head coaches in this cycle -- three during the 2020 season and four after the regular season -- and now the first hirings of 2021 have been confirmed.

The Jacksonville Jaguars zeroed in on former college coach Urban Meyer, who was announced as the new coach.The New York Jets announced that they had reached an agreement to hire former San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh. The Atlanta Falcons reached an agreement with former Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith. The Los Angeles Chargers hired former Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley. The Detroit Lions tapped former New Orleans Saints assistant Dan Campbell as their coach. And the sixth hiring was made by the Philadelphia Eagles, who landed former Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni.

How did the Lions, Chargers, Falcons, Jaguars and Jets fare with their hires? We asked ESPN national NFL writers Dan Graziano and Jeremy Fowler to discuss each move and give their grades, starting with the most recent at the top.

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Eagles | Lions | Chargers
Falcons | Jaguars | Jets

Philadelphia Eagles hire Nick Sirianni

Background: Offensive coordinator for Indianapolis Colts (2018-2020); wide receivers and quarterbacks coach for San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers (2014-17)