The Philadelphia Eagles have decided to make a change and fire head coach Doug Pederson, according to Tom Pelissero. The news comes following the team’s 4-11-1 campaign, and three years removed from a stunning Super Bowl run.
It was a tumultuous season in Philadelphia, capped by the benching of supposed franchise quarterback Carson Wentz. It was a struggle most of the season for Wentz and eventually the team turned to rookie Jalen Hurts who offered a spark. The change came too late, and then things went further south when Pederson benched Hurts in Week 17 and played Nate Sudfeld. It boosted the Eagles draft position a few spots, but otherwise made little sense.
There had been reports Pederson would remain in the job, and considering we were though a whole week of the Eagles offseason, that seemed to make sense. However, Bleeding Green Nation’s Brandon Gowton is reporting Pederson “failed” an initial exit interview with team owner Jeffrey Lurie and was unable to prove himself in a subsequent interview.