Eagles HC Doug Pederson On Hot Seat

     

According to Ian Rapoport, sources say Eagles HC Doug Pederson is on the hot seat and his future in Philadelphia is in doubt. 

Doug Pederson

The Eagles have limped to a 3-7-1 record in 2020 and there are a number of issues, most notably with QB Carson Wentz‘s regression, that the team has been unable to overcome. All of those were on display in a Monday night loss to the Seahawks last week.

Afterward, Rapoport says team leaders like Wentz, C Jason Kelce and DE Brandon Graham held an impromptu meeting with Pederson also present to stress accountability and how urgent the situation has become. 

Despite winning a Super Bowl in 2017, the past few years have been marked by struggles for the Eagles. Rapoport notes that people in the organization have noticed owner Jeffrey Lurie spending less time around the team, perhaps out of frustration and perhaps due to the COVID-19 protocols. 

Regardless, Pederson’s future beyond this season is no sure thing as the situation stands now in Philadelphia. 

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 41-33-1 (55.3 percent) over the course of five seasons. This includes a Super Bowl championship in 2017.

We’ll have more on Pederson as the news is available. 

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