It seems that the sudden divorce between the Philadelphia Eagles and now-former head coach Doug Pederson isn’t weighing too hard on Pederson’s conscience.
According to John Clark of NBC Sports in Philadelphia, Pederson is “at peace” with what’s happened today. He was fired earlier today due in part to allegations of wanting more control within the organization.
Reports have been emerging all afternoon that the relationship between Pederson and the Eagles has been on the rocks since even before the 2020 season. Pederson reportedly contemplated quitting after the team fired offensive coordinator Mike Groh.
The Eagles went on to go 4-11-1 in the 2020 regular season. Quarterback Carson Wentz threw a league-leading 15 interceptions in just 13 games – a career high.
Doug Pederson took a ton of criticism for how he handled the controversial Week 17 game against Washington. But apparently his exit interview with owner Jeffrey Lurie was the final straw.
Source says Doug Pederson is
“At peace” with what’s happened today pic.twitter.com/n7HzMMVQru
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) January 11, 2021
Doug Pederson is now near the top of a list of candidates for six other vacant NFL jobs across the NFL. There’s no doubt he’ll be interviewing teams in the next few days assuming he wants to resume coaching.
As for the Eagles, they’ve fallen behind in the coaching search by waiting so long to make this move. But even if the other vacancies are filled, there should be plenty of candidates for the Eagles to pick from.
Who will land on their feet better: Doug Pederson or the Eagles?