Report: Doug Pederson out as Eagles’ Head Coach
Pederson led the Eagles to the Super Bowl back in 2017, but NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports that his time with the team has come to a close. The Eagles finished with a disappointing 4-11-1 record in 2020, and they will be looking for a fresh start next season. Pederson will ultimately finish his tenure with the team with a 42-37-1 record and three trips to the playoffs over five seasons.
Whoever takes over as the new head coach will face a difficult decision at quarterback. Carson Wentz was once considered an MVP candidate, but he looked completely lost in 2020. Jalen Hurts showed plenty of promise as a rookie, so the Eagles will have to choose between the two next year. Wentz was reportedly not happy with being benched, and GM Howie Roseman said that he “can’t imagine” the team moving on from Wentz during the offseason. Owner Jeffrey Lurie was also reportedly “not impressed” with some of Pederson’s suggested changes to improve the coaching staff.
Pederson likely won’t stay unemployed for long given his track record. The Jets are still in the market for a head coach, and it’s possible that GM Joe Douglas could bring him in for an interview. They worked together in Philadelphia previously and have a strong relationship.