Doug Pederson OUT in Philadelphia

Doug Pederson is no longer the coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, according to NFL Network:

This is interesting news, considering there were reports from before the end of the regular season that Pederson’s job was safe. It’s unclear whether his exit has more to do with tanking in Week 17 by putting Nate Sudfeld in for Jalen Hurts, or over the fact that he did not want to make the changes to his coaching staff that Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie wanted.

This now makes seven NFL head coaching vacancies: Eagles, Texans, Lions, Falcons, Chargers, Jaguars, and Jets. It will be interesting to see if Pederson lands in one of those other spots in the NFL coaching carousel.

Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.


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  1. SHOCKER….4 days ago, J.KELCE was disputing any issues as reported, and everyone concurred, citing “click bate” gossip etc. It was obvious then that:
    this was just J.KELCE being a pro and a teammate:
    1. refute any type of team dissension–keep it in house
    2. protect your quarterback from thinking the team doesn’t respect or have confidence in him
    3. deflect attention and own some heat on a bad snap
    4. raise personal stock that you are coachable, and not a loudmouth.
    ALL admirable as a pro and teammate–NOT at all convincing; the pissed looks on the sidelines from all those pros match the narrative that their coach(at ??direction of GM/mgmt.) directed a tanking for draft purposes, after everyone risked injury busting it for 3.75 quarters in a meaningless game without heads up on the “plan” from the coach….he was gone 4 days ago, when the team captain had to publicly deal with a coach’s mess…

  2. This is my opinion based on how this all went down. He was the Scapegoat for completely awful personnel decisions. The fake news drama the last week or two seems now like a pathetic attempt to justify firing a super bowl winning coach who had nothing to work with. Wentz had been getting thrown under the bus for the same issues. I’m no Eagles or Pederson fan, but I don’t think he’s to blame. He got handed the blame by his leadership, but the organization has to make better personnel choices upstream. When you watched this team on offense the last 2 years they were painfully overmatched at skill positions.

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