Oh you thought you were getting a stress free Sunday for the first time since August? Thats cute. Well the drama surrounding the 2020 Philadelphia Eagles is bleeding into 2021 with the latest news surrounding the head coach. If you remember multiple NFL insiders, honestly too many to count, stated that Doug Pederson’s job was safe. As was the job of GM Howie Roseman. But Chris Mortensen, and our own Tim McManus (who you can hear with Mike Missanelli on Wednesdays at 3:30) are saying not so fast!
Doug Pederson’s status as @Eagles coach is not firm, sources tell @Tim_McManus and me.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) January 10, 2021
Pederson could be out if owner Jeffrey Lurie is not confident about Pederson’s vision going forward after the two meet again soon.
Lurie’s concerns extend well beyond Carson Wentz, per sources.
The Eagles are already looking for a new defensive coordinator after Jim Schwartz said he was stepping away from the game. You could argue the team is also looking for a new offensive coordinator which was a position that was never filled last year. Partly because of Doug Pederson reluctance to give up play calling. The Eagles announced this week that offensive assistants Rich Scangarello and Marty Mornhinweg were let go. But Pederson would obviously by the biggest move so far for an organization that performed well below expectations.
Back in 2015 Chip Kelly was fired in part because then running back DeMarco Murray went to owner Jeffrey Lurie on a plane and told the owner that Chip wasn’t the guy (among other things). You have to wonder how Pederson’s handling of the final game of the season has effected his relationship with his players and his owner. Players play to win, and did not seem happy with Pederson throwing the game by putting in Nate Sudfeld. It was a perfect ending to a disastrous season.
We will keep you updated if news breaks.