It feels like an eternity ago that the Philadelphia Eagles were the kings of the NFL. The 2017 Super Bowl champs had one of the league’s best young quarterbacks and a head coach who was the envy of the NFL.
Now, just three seasons later, that young quarterback has been replaced by a rookie second-round pick and that coach, Doug Pederson, is toast.
NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero is reporting that the Pederson era is over in Philadephia.
Doug Pederson is out as #Eagles coach, per source.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 11, 2021
Pederson came under harsh criticism after his decision to pull QB Jalen Hurts in the Eagles’ season finale against the Washington Football Team, a decision that ultimately cost Philadelphia the game and secured a better draft pick — No. 6 overall — in the 2021 NFL Draft. It was a full-blown tank-job on primetime television.
Pederson’s tenure in Philly lasted five seasons and a 42-37-1 record. The Eagles join a large list of teams searching for a new coach, including the Jaguars, Jets, Falcons, Texans, and Lions.