On Monday, the Philadelphia Eagles fired head coach Doug Pederson, just three seasons after he coached the team to a Super Bowl title.
Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said in a statement released by the team, “Coach Pederson and I had the opportunity to sit down and discuss what that collective vision would look like moving forward. After taking some time to reflect on these conversations, I believe it is in both of our best interests to part ways.” Pederson said, “It has been an absolute honor serving as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. As difficult as it is to say goodbye, I will always look back on my time here with appreciation and respect.”
The 52-year-old Pederson was hired as Eagles coach in 2016 after he spent his previous three seasons as offensive coordinator of the Kansas City Chiefs. The Eagles went 7-9 in his first season before a 13-3 campaign and Super Bowl run in 2017. The Eagles posted a 4-11-1 record under Pederson in 2020 after they had a winning record and made the playoffs in each of their previous three seasons. Philadelphia lost seven of its final eight games this season to finish in last place in the NFC East.
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