The Philadelphia Eagles announced the hiring of Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson as their new head coach on Monday.
“We are excited to introduce Doug Pederson as our new head coach,” said Eagles Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie. “Doug is a strategic thinker, a compelling leader and communicator, and someone who truly knows how to get the best out of his players. All of these factors were what initially attracted us to Doug and we believe that he is the right man to help us achieve our ultimate goal.”
News broke late last week that Pederson was getting the job, but with the Chiefs still alive in the postseason, Philadelphia had to wait until they were out of postseason to make the hiring official.
The Eagles interviewed interim HC Pat Shurmur, Bears OC Adam Gase, RBs coach Duce Staley, Giants OC Ben McAdoo, Tom Coughlin and Pederson. They also had requested an interview with Buccaneers OC Dirk Koetter.
Pederson, 47, began his coaching career with the Eagles back in 2009. He was later promoted to QBs coach before departing for the Chiefs’ offensive coordinator once they hired Andy Reid.
This season, the Chiefs’ offense ranked No. 27 in total yards, No. 30 in passing yards, No. 6 in rushing yards, and No. 9 in total points scored.