The Philadelphia Eagles appear to have gotten their guy as they have announced Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson will be their head coach. Pederson reportedly will be on board with the Eagles immediately as the Chiefs 2015 season is over due to their 27-20 loss to the New England Patriots in the AFC Divisional round.
The Eagles shortly after their 2015 regular season was over, fired head coach Chip Kelly who is now a head coach for the San Francisco 49ers. The Eagles are looking for a coach who can win over the locker room and provide the kind of offense that is needed in a cold weather division like the NFC East.
Pederson is not unfamiliar with the Eagles organization. Pederson, in his 10 seasons in the NFL as a backup quarterback, once upon a time spent one year with the Eagles in 1999 as a backup under then head coach Andy Reid. In 2009, Pederson was signed on to be the offensive quality control coach. A couple of years later, Pederson would be promoted by the Eagles in 2011 to be their quarterbacks coach in the same season where the offense would gain a franchise record 6,386 yards.
The hiring of Pederson takes a bit of an ironic turn from the standpoint that the Eagles hired him knowing that he was the Chiefs offensive coordinator under Andy Reid who was fired by the Eagles after the 2012 season.
The Eagles are scheduled to play the Baltimore Ravens in Baltimore during the 2016 season.