Sans Tom Coughlin, the Philadelphia Eagles are now reportedly going to pursue Doug Pederson, who is currently the offensive coordinator of the Kansas City Chiefs.
With Tom Coughlin out of the picture, the Eagles now are expected to pursue Chiefs OC Doug Pederson as their next head coach, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 14, 2016
Pederson, a former NFL quarterback who was primarily a backup, has been an Andy Reid disciple since 2009 when he joined Reid’s coaching staff on the Philadelphia Eagles as a quality control coach.
Two years later, Pederson had moved his way up into the role of quarterback coach for the Eagles. When Reid was fired by the Eagles and then signed by the Chiefs, Pederson joined him as the coordinator.
What he’s done with the Chiefs since that time has been nothing short of remarkable. Though the offense was known for not throwing touchdown passes to receivers until this year, he did consistently keep the chains moving and showed creativity for making things happen with limited resources.
The Chiefs are currently preparing for the AFC divisional round matchup against the New England Patriots. Pederson cannot be signed by Philadelphia until the Chiefs are no longer playing games, so there is a chance the faithful fans in Philly will be waiting out this storm of uncertainty for a while longer.