Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Eagles are not expected to make any major changes next year and instead plan to bring back HC Doug Pederson.
“Coming into the season, they were expecting to be at least a year away, potentially even more,” Rapoport said GameDay Morning First. “There’s a lot of reasons for that. First of all, take a look at what happened last offseason before Chip Kelly’s final year. They were simply gutted of personnel. They knew they needed to beef up the kind of skill players they had. They knew they needed a quarterback. So they made the decision as an organization to actively rebuild, find a quarterback and avoid the 9-7, are we good enough, are we not type of thing. They wanted to start over and try to restock.”
According to Rapoport, the Eagles wanted to avoid being stuck at 8-8 and ultimately decided to go for the rebuild approach.
Some have wondered whether Pederson will survive to see another year as the Eagles’ head coach. However, it appears as though the Eagles plan to be patient and see what the team can do after addressing some roster issues this offseason.
Pederson, 48, is in his first year with the Eagles and has led them to a record of 5 and 8 (38.5 percent).
We’ll have more regarding potential changes for the Eagles as the news is available.