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Eagles reportedly pick up option to keep HC Doug Pederson through 2020

Eagles head coach Doug Pederson
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The Philadelphia Eagles won Super Bowl LII just two years after hiring Doug Pederson to be their head coach. Not surprisingly, they have rewarded him by picking up his contract option for a fifth year, per Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, which keeps him in Philly through the 2020 season.

Pederson, of course, is a former backup quarterback who became one of the NFL’s hottest young coaches as a member of Andy Reid’s staff, both with the Eagles and then with the Kansas City Chiefs.

He’s worked wonders with the team’s offense and young quarterback Carson Wentz, not to mention backup Nick Foles, who earned Super Bowl LII MVP honors for his spectacular play in that championship game.

Needless to say, it’s hardly surprising that the Eagles have chosen to pick up this contract option. No doubt they hope he’ll remain in Philly for a long, long time.