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Former Badgers DC Jim Leonhard not taking Eagles DC job

Leonhard elected against taking the Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator job.

Earlier this week, former Wisconsin Badgers defensive coordinator Jim Leonhard interviewed for the Philadelphia Eagles vacant defensive coordinator position, according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.

However, Leonhard reportedly won’t be taking the job, as the two sides mutually decided they wouldn’t move forward with his defensive coordinator candidacy, according to Fowler.

Instead, it appears that Leonhard will revert back to the original plan of taking a year off coaching before addressing his future once again.

The fit between the two sides was intriguing, given Leonhard’s success with his defensive scheme and the Eagles' personnel, but it appears the two sides will not be working together in 2023.