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Pederson ‘fully confident’ he’ll coach Eagles in 2021

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Doug Pederson has seen the Philadelphia Eagles muster all of four wins heading into their season finale.

Although the Eagles are set to miss the playoffs for the second time in his tenure, Pederson said Monday on SportsRadio 94 WIP in Philadelphia that he expects to be the team’s head coach next season.

“I feel fully confident to be the head coach of the Eagles in 2021,” Pederson said. “The thing I’m most proud of this football team, we have been in the postseason three of the last five years since I’ve been here and that’s pretty good. We have won a championship here. We have gone through a season where a lot of our veteran guys are not playing due to injury. We are playing with a lot of young players.

“There is always going to be evaluation in the offseason and my job is evaluated as well. I fully expected to be the coach next season and I welcome the opportunity to get things right, get things fixed and take this team into next season.”

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Pederson, 52, spent three seasons as the offensive coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs before joining the Eagles prior to the 2016 campaign. He owns a 42-36-1 record during his five seasons in Philadelphia.

Pederson’s high-water mark came during the 2017 season, as the Eagles posted a 13-3 mark and went on to defeat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII. A pair of 9-7 seasons followed before a distinct fall in 2020, with Philadelphia officially being eliminated from postseason contention following Sunday’s 37-17 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

The Eagles (4-10-1) will have a say in who wins the NFC East when they host the Washington Football Team (6-9) on Sunday. Washington would win the division with a win, while Dallas (6-9) would need to defeat the New York Giants and have the Eagles emerge victorious to advance.

If both Washington and Dallas lose, they will be tied with the Giants at 6-10. In that case, the Giants would win the NFC East because of tiebreakers.

–Field Level Media