The Philadelphia Eagles could be entering the head coaching market should the let go of Doug Pederson.
That is for the time being.
According to a report by ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, the Eagles head coach could be fired in the coming days. This is in large part due to Eagles’ owner Jeff Lurie’s lack of confidence about Pederson’s vision going forward.
Doug Pederson’s status as @Eagles coach is not firm, sources tell @Tim_McManus and me.
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.
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) January 10, 2021
And no, this is far more than just what to do with Carson Wentz. Pederson holds an all-time record of 42-37.
Should the Eagles fire Pederson?
The up-and-down season of quarterback concerns now has Lurie wondering what to do. The team agreed to a massive extension with Wentz, but he struggled to work in Pederson’s system.
Meanwhile, rookie Jalen Hurts was benched in the final minutes of the season finale for what looked like a tanking job. Does this look like a coach ready to win? Even some of Pederson’s own players were surprised that he pulled Hurts, who clearly gave Philly the best chance to win against Washington.
Pederson is at risk of losing the locker room heading into a vital offseason. That’s not a great sign for ownership moving forward.
Pederson brought a title to Philadelphia back in 2018. Outside of that, he’s struggled to produce consistent results. If the team wants to move forward, Pederson likely will be looking for a job.