The Eagles issued the following state regarding HC Doug Pederson:
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) August 3, 2020
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Eagles HC Doug Pederson has tested positive for COVID-19.
Tim McManus reports that Pederson is asymptomatic and feeling fine. The Eagles have sent close contact with Pederson home.
McManus says Pederson is believed that he contracted the virus outside the building.
Chris Mortensen reports that Duce Staley will handle in-house responsibilities while Pederson is absent.
Pederson is the second NFL head coach to test positive after Saints HC Sean Payton had the virus earlier this offseason.
Pederson, 52, began his NFL coaching career with the Eagles as their offensive control coordinator in 2009. He worked his way up to QBs coach before following Andy Reid to Kansas City and becoming the Chiefs’ offensive coordinator in 2013.
The Eagles picked up Pederson’s option a few months ago in 2018 before eventually signing him to an extension through 2022.
Since taking the Eagles’ head coach job in 2016, Pederson has led the team to a record of 38-26 (59.4 percent) over the course of four seasons. This includes a Super Bowl championship in 2017.
We wish Pederson a quick recovery.