Update >> The Eagles have announced the move as a parting of ways. Eagles chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie has issued the following statement:
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) January 11, 2021
After meeting with ownership this morning, Doug Pederson appears to be out in Philadelphia.
Tom Pelissero was among the first to share the news, and a number of others have now confirmed that initial report.
Earlier today, a report from Jeff McClain shared that Pederson had been pushing to upgrade his coordinator spots, and that he would like to keep those changes internal. Among those proposed changes were promoting quarterbacks coach / passing game coordinator Press Taylor to offensive coordinator, Pederson has also made suggestions to team owner Jeffrey Lurie to promote defensive line coach Matt Burke to defensive coordinator or bring former defensive backs coach Cory Undlin (who spent last season as the defensive coordinator for the Lions) back as defensive coordinator, and to move Andrew Breiner from pass game analyst to quarterbacks coach.
Eagles ownership clearly did not agree, and wanted to take changes in a different direction.
Pederson led the Eagles to a Super Bowl title back in 2017, his second season leading the team. He went 7-9 year one, followee by finishes of 13-3, 9-7, 9-7 and 4-11.
Overall, in five seasons, he compiled an overall mark of 42-37.
Adam Schefter noted shortly after Pederson’s dismissal that he has a strong relationship with Jets GM Joe Douglas, and Pederson could be in play there now. Jay Glazer shared the same sentiment.
Among the early candidates to replace him in Philly, Ian Rapoport shares that one person to keep an eye on is Chiefs quarterbacks coach Mike Kafka, who is a former Eagles player and current member of the Andy Reid coaching tree.
Stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest.
Doug Pederson is out as #Eagles coach, per source.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 11, 2021
Former Eagles’ HC Doug Pederson has a strong relationship with Jets’ GM Joe Douglas, which could put one more HC candidate in play for the NYJ.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 11, 2021
Keep an eye on Doug Pederson and the Jets where he has a great relationship with GM Joe Douglas
— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) January 11, 2021
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 11, 2021