This time a year ago the Dallas Cowboys were fresh off of hiring Mike McCarthy to be the team’s newest head coach. Dallas was actually one of three teams in the NFC East to find a new leader for their organization in the early days of 2020. The New York Giants hired Joe Judge while the Washington Football Team hired Ron Rivera. Obviously this meant that Doug Pederson was the lone head coach with experience in the NFL’s most storied division.
The Philadelphia Eagles have fired Doug Pederson
Apparently winning it all only three years ago is meaningless to the Eagles organization. In a bit of shocking news, it was reported on Monday afternoon that they are moving on from the only head coach who has ever pulled off the feat for them.
It appears as if the Eagles chose to side with quarterback Carson Wentz over head coach Doug Pederson in the power struggle that has been brewing within their organization. Whatever the case, this is all fantastic news for the Cowboys as Pederson is one of the best coaches in the NFL.
Pederson’s success without Wentz is well-documented as he won the Super Bowl with Nick Foles as his starting quarterback. Rumors are already starting to swirl as to where he will end up and people believe the New York Jets is a very legitimate option.
Keep an eye on Doug Pederson and the Jets where he has a great relationship with GM Joe Douglas— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) January 11, 2021
If the NFL does institute a 17th game to the regular season as has been the speculation for some time, per the reported formula the Philadelphia Eagles would play the New York Jets in 2021. That would be quite entertaining.
The Eagles are now the seventh team in the NFL looking for a head coach at the moment. It doesn’t feel hyperbolic to say that they are one of the worst options for would-be candidates:
- Jacksonville Jaguars
- New York Jets
- Los Angeles Chargers
- Atlanta Falcons
- Detroit Lions
- Houston Texans
- Philadelphia Eagles
Never change, Eagles. Never change.