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Philadelphia Eagles, Doug Pederson Part Ways
The Eagles, one of the bottom teams record-wise in the NFL, have parted ways with their head coach, Doug Pederson. The Eagles offense was one of the poorest in the league statistically this season. Consequently, Doug Pederson, their play caller on offense for the season, has been fired.
Pederson won a Super Bowl as the Eagles Head Coach in 2017, finishing 13-3 and as the number 1 seed in the NFC. He then was able to continue on and advance to the Super Bowl with a backup quarterback, Nick Foles.
Ever since, however, Pederson’s offense has statistically gone downhill. It has not performed as well as it did in previous years, including the one in which they won the Super Bowl.
He was promoted to Head Coach in 2016, after Chip Kelly, former Eagles coach, was fired. Pederson was fairly successful during his early years as Eagles head coach, but this 4-11-1 season was when the Eagles and Jeffrey Lurie decided that enough was enough.
The Eagles’ opening at Head Coach now is vacant, and there are plenty of people available for hiring at that position. The Eagles will have to make a decision in the near future as to who will be their Head Coach for the 2021-2022 season.
Pederson’s time in Philadelphia was full of ups and downs for the fans of the Philadelphia Eagles, and that Super Bowl championship was the Eagles’ franchise’s first ever. However, the Eagles have decided to part ways from the man who earned them their first championship in their franchise’s history.
Only time will tell what the future holds for both the Philadelphia Eagles’ head coaching vacancy, and for Doug Pederson himself. But now, the two have parted ways.