Eagles Expected To Bring Back HC Doug Pederson


Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen are reporting that the Eagles are expected to bring back HC Doug Pederson for the 2021 season.

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According to the report, Pederson still has a meeting scheduled for Tuesday with owner Jeffrey Lurie to discuss plans for the 2021 season.

Sources have told ESPN that Lurie was said to be unhappy with the team’s results from this season, but the team has proved to be more competitive down the stretch with rookie QB Jalen Hurts under center.

There will be changes to the Eagles’ coaching staff in 2021 as DC Jim Schwartz is reportedly prepared to allow his contract to expire and sit out the season. 

The Eagles are currently 4-10-1 on the season, despite playing in a very disappointing NFC East. There was some question about whether Pederson would be able to survive the disappointing season, but it sounds like Philadelphia will give him another opportunity to turn things around.

Pederson, 52, began his NFL coaching career with the Eagles as a quality control coach in 2009. He worked his way up to QB coach before following Andy Reid to Kansas City and becoming the Chiefs’ offensive coordinator in 2013.

The Eagles hired Pederson as head coach in 2016. They later signed him to an extension through 2022 heading into the 2018 season. 

Since taking the Eagles’ head coach job in 2016, Pederson has led the team to a record of 42-36-1 (53.8 percent) over the course of five seasons. This includes a Super Bowl championship in 2017.

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Stephen A. Perrenoud
Stephen A. Perrenoud
20 days ago

Any problems the Eagles have aren’t related to the Head Coaching of Doug Pederson. There wasn’t any problems with Andy Reid either. To lose Doug would be just as stupid as losing Andy. The issues lye in Management, Salary Cap, and Personnel. No doubt Pederson did the best he could, with what he had to work with. Pederson could decide to walk himself, pick a job, and do the same things that Andy or Himself have done many times before. He doesn’t need the Eagles, they need him !