Sign up for the Bears Wire newsletter to get our top stories in your inbox every morning. Meyer was fired in mid-December after 13 games, one of the most turbulent tenures in NFL history. The Bears have already requested a second  He spent the entire 1994 season on the Dolphins' active roster as the third-string quarterback behind Marino and Bernie Kosar. It's not like there are very many Super Bowl-winning head coaches out there looking for jobs.  Pederson spent 1992 training camp with the Dolphins, before being released during final roster cuts again. The 53-year-old coach wants to land a second head coaching position soon. The Eagles made the playoffs in the two seasons following the title, but there was regression, and, ultimately, a precipitous fall in 2020 that resulted in Pedersons departure. While Pederson may think he was treated like a baby, others in the organization just as easily could believe he acted like one, refusing to accept what would possibly be characterized as constructive criticism as the Eagles (like every other modern NFL franchise) try to mesh football with analytics.  McNabb replaced Pederson, who suffered a bruised throwing shoulder, after one half in a week 2 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in which Pederson went 12-of-19 for 100yards and an interception. There are 12 teams that have never won a Super Bowl and multiple others that havent been to one in a long time. After winning their last game against the Washington Redskins and the Minnesota Vikings losing to the Chicago Bears, the Eagles made it back to the playoffs with a 97 record as the sixth seed. The next week, a week 4 game against the New York Giants, Favre sustained a concussion in the third quarter, and Pederson replaced him at quarterback. Pederson, who also interviewed for the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings jobs during this coaching hiring cycle, was on the New Orleans Saints radar as well. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated. Because hes currently not employed by another team, Pederson is free to interview wherever and whenever he wants.  He was re-signed by the Dolphins after the season on March 3, 1993. Doug Pederson, $8.5 million After five seasons in Philadelphia with a Super Bowl win in 2017 Pederson was fired in 2020 before taking a year off. Pederson's second season was much more successful as he led the Eagles to a 133 record, winning them the NFC East division championship and allotting them home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. Pederson will never be a head coach again, QB coach, maybe. When you are organized, its a lot easier to be efficient. Pederson also served as the backup to recently acquired Steve DeBerg for the three games Mitchell missed with injury.  Pederson played the entirety of the next three games, posting a 12 record while throwing three touchdowns and three interceptions. Pederson built some solid offenses both with Reid and on his own. Hell, they fired him anyway. The greatest mystery in the history of the NFL will always be How the hell did this bonehead win a Super Bowl?. The Packers re-signed Pederson to a one-year contract on April 28, 2004. He was QBs coach in 2011 and 2012 and then served as Reids offensive coordinator with the Chiefs from 2013 to 2015 before replacing Chip Kelly in 2016 as Eagles head coach. He should jump at the chance if offered. Khans only other EVP was two-time Super Bowl-winning coach Tom Coughlin, who held the job for three seasons (2017-19) and was in place when Jacksonville last made the playoffs. April 17, 2021 at 11:55 am A coordinator job in a power 5 school? Hurts struggled in his rookie year, although not to extent that Fields did under Nagy. The Eagles reportedly had an interest in Caldwell as an OC last year but Pedersons desire call plays likely ended that discussion. 2. Jerry, Ross in Miami, Lurie in Philly. As the season progressed and Im watching the entire league, I guess those football competitive juices (came) back.. Yeah, I did. Marcus Hayes of the Philadelphia Inquirer looks at whether Pederson will ever return to coaching, given the way things went for him in five years with the Eagles. Pederson, was the Eagles opening-day quarterback in 1999, Reids first season with the Eagles, began his coaching career in 2005 at Calvary Baptist High School in Shreveport, La., before joining Reids staff as a quality control coach in 2009. He was given an unfair exit in Detroit and hasnt really been in the head-coaching conversation since.  Pederson lives in Moorestown, New Jersey.. Not a member? It helped get him fired. Get Eagles text messages: Cut through the clutter of social media and text directly with beat writers Mike Kaye and Chris Franklin. The Eagles hung in there when their team was destroyed by injuries.  In his nine starts for the Eagles, Pederson had a 27 record, a 51.6% completion rate, 1,168 passing yards, six touchdowns, and nine interceptions.  In a week 3 game against the Indianapolis Colts, Pederson replaced Favre in a blowout loss and went 4-of-6 for 34yards and an interception. Pederson went 12-for-25 for 91yards and two touchdowns in the game. Dallas defensive coordinator Dan Quinn declined an interview request, presumably because he preferred not to work with Baalke. Especially considering Nagy struggled not only running the offense but as a head coach. . The next week, quarterback Trevor Lawrence had a career day throwing for 262 yards and three touchdowns in a 3810 win over the Los Angeles Chargers. Now if you can get a head coaching job in the year then sure take it, otherwise consider a lesser other coaching job, where you can learn. Because Pederson wasn't under contract, teams didn't need to ask permission to interview Pederson, so he got a head start before the regular season even ended. Lurie wanted Pederson to bring in an offensive coordinator from the outside. He has used tight ends and the running game to complement his QB in a way that Pederson never did. The Chicago Bears fired head coach Matt Nagy after four years, and theyve wasted no time exploring candidates to replace him. Thats why I went and visited some guys in training camp last year. 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Despite having Sam Bradford on the roster as the starting quarterback, the Eagles drafted Carson Wentz with the second overall pick in 2016. , While it was initially reported on January 2 that Pederson would return to the Eagles for the next season, on January 11, 2021, it was reported that Pederson and the Eagles organization had mutually agreed to part ways, with the decision reportedly coming from disagreements over the coaching staff specifically with Pederson wanting to promote Press Taylor to offensive coordinator. If you purchase a product or register for an account through one of the links on our site, we may receive compensation. He will need to prove himself someplace, before getting another HC job. The 54-year-old Pederson takes over for Urban Meyer, who was fired after 13 games and countless missteps in what will go down as one of the worst coaching tenures in NFL history. On January 18, 2016, Pederson was hired as head coach of the Eagles replacing Chip Kelly. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local. Hired by Chip Kelly in 2013 as an offensive quality-control coach, Pederson promoted Taylor, whose brother Zac is the head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals, to assistant quarterbacks coach under John DeFilippo when he became the Eagles head coach. The Saints job just opened up on Wednesday.  He stayed in the game up until the last snap, when he was replaced by third-string quarterback Craig Nall. As recently explained by TheAthletic.com, however, Pederson was treated like a baby, with his decisions second guessed even in victory. Fire offensive coordinator Mike Groh after the 2019 season and replace him with a cast of thousands? Pederson went 7-of-17 for 86yards and an interception in the loss before he suffered a hit to his side in the third quarter that resulted in a cracked bone in his back, a torn muscle in his side, and a broken rib. Luries collective vision and Pedersons werent the same, prompting the quickest hook of a Super-Bowl-winning coach in at least 30 years. Chairman George McCaskey, President/CEO Ted Phillips, Hall of Fame executive Bill Polian, VP of Player EngagementLamar Soup Campbell and Senior VP of Diversity, Equity and InclusionTanesha Wade will conduct the search for Chicagos next GM, a process which McCaskey promised would be thorough, diligent and exhausted.. The bottom line is that Pederson just got tired of being told what to do, particularly by Roseman, who often used Pederson to deflect criticism of his own mistakes. He started thinking he was an offensive genius.  Rubley was waived on December 13, leaving McMahon and Pederson as Favre's backups. This is winning the SB with a backup QB Doug Pederson. Tell us your coronavirus story or send a tip here. Pederson was 51-34-1 in Philly, including 4-2 in the postseason. The 54-year-old Pederson was widely considered one of the top options. Despite leading the Eagles to their first Super Bowl championship three years ago, Pederson is without an NFL gig at the moment. Were at a transition point. Doug Pederson and Carson Wentz will hug near the middle of FedEx Field before their teams play Sunday, but their affection will be as fake as my suede Gucci loafers. He played the entire game, going 11-of-29 for 145yards, one touchdown, and one interception. He was also a backup to Dan Register now! You look around, my books are organized, my bottles of water are organized, my files are organized I learned that from my dad, an Air Force guy. Under NFL rules, Jacksonville must also interview two external minority candidates for the EVP job. What happened to Pederson's head coaching hopes. I knew still in my heart of hearts that I did want to coach and still be a head coach in this league and still be successful, Pederson said. He joins Baalke in a pairing that's sure to irk a vocal segment of the fan base. Plus, exclusive news and analysis. Pederson won big and had adoration from his players in Philadelphia. Pederson started the next six games, posting a 15 record. The question becomes whether hell be a fired NFL head coach who gets another chance to be an NFL head coach without having to re-prove himself as a coordinator. 1998 - 2023 Nexstar Media Inc. | All Rights Reserved. Theres reason to be hesitant about bringing Pederson aboard, especially as the development of Fields remains one of the most important aspects of this job. But two weeks without an interview and no second interviews is not an encouraging sign for Pederson's hopes to land another head coaching job this winter. Washington Football Team vs. Philadelphia Eagles, Jan. 3, 2021. , On January 11, 2013, Pederson followed Andy Reid to the Kansas City Chiefs to serve as offensive coordinator. Pederson and Wentz won their first three NFL games together, but finished the season 79, missing the playoffs. Doug Pederson was the Eagles head coach for five years. He ended the 57 year drought in Philly. One of the most embarrassing moments of Pedersons coaching career came last January when, a day after assuring a roomful of reporters that he had no plans to fire offensive coordinator Mike Groh, he did just that after receiving a phone call from Lurie. Resume: Jets QBs coach (20072008), Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator (20092010), Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator (2011), Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator (2012), New England Patriots (2013-16) offensive assistant/TEs coach, University of Alabama offensive coordinator/QBs coach (2017), Bills offensive coordinator (2018-present).  He was the backup quarterback to Reggie Slack with the Knights from March to May 1992. Why? Resume: Colorado RBs coach (20012002), UCLA RBs coach (2003-05), Minnesota Vikings running backs coach/assistant head coach (2006-2010), University of Colorado offensive coordinator, Chiefs RBs coach (2013-17), Chiefs offensive coordinator (2018-present).  Marino suffered a knee injury during a week 6 game, so Pederson was re-signed on October 10 to serve as the third quarterback behind Kosar and McGwire for the next two games. READ MORE: Lurie says vision is why he fired Pederson after five years, including teams lone Super Bowl title. The Eagles went on to upset third-seeded Chicago in a defensive showdown, 1615. He also had to deal with poor drafting and a very good QB that became un-coachable. It just doesnt happen in the National Football League., Jacksonville hired Pederson on Thursday, coming to terms five weeks after the team first interviewed the former Philadelphia Eagles coach. Former Las Vegas interim coach Rich Bisaccia and fired Denver coach Vic Fangio also interviewed and could end up being hired as coordinators. Okey doke. There was a report he would be interviewing with the Vikings, but there's no indication that ever happened. This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Pederson spent four years at Cavalry Baptist before he was hired by the Eagles as the offensive quality control coordinator in 2009, then promoted to quarterbacks coach in 2011. Really, everybody has great ideas. READ MORE: We all laughed when Jeffrey Lurie hired Doug Pederson | Marcus Hayes (January 2018). Pederson was one of two who got a second interview. His greatest success was when he led the franchise to its first Super Bowl title in 2017's Super Bowl LII, making him one of four individuals to win a Super Bowl as a player and head coach.. Why the Eagles should consider him: Caldwell is the lone proven head coach on this list. Pederson was fired following a 4-11-1 season in 2020 despite the Super Bowl championship three years earlier and leading the Eagles to the playoffs in three of his five The Jaguars appeared to be on the brink of hiring Leftwich before that reportedly fell apart on Wednesday night. Bears HC candidate profile: Get to know Doug Pederson NFL Draft Podcast Teams AFC East Bills Dolphins Jets Patriots AFC North Bengals Browns Ravens Steelers INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - FEBRUARY 25: Head coach Doug Pederson of the Philadelphia Eagles interviews during the first day of the NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 25, 2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Imag. The Colts' defensive coordinator was one of three candidates the Bears brought back for a second interview, along with former Lions head coach Jim Caldwell and Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn. I pride myself in that. He's only four years removed from leading the Eagles to a Super Bowl After his retirement, Pederson was hired as head coach of Calvary Baptist Academy, a private Christian high school in Shreveport, Louisiana. Its almost not fair to Doug because his vision has to be what can I do to fix this right away and what coaches can I have to help me get to a smoother 2021. Pederson has a Super Bowl ring and a winning record overall. Pederson, 54, led the 2017 Philadelphia Eagles to a 13-3 record and Super Bowl title. Not to long ago Peterson announced to the world This is the new norm in Philly oh how the mighty have fallen !!! Pederson spent most of his 13-season playing career as a backup to Brett Favre on the Green Bay Packers, where he was part of the team that won a Super Bowl title in Super Bowl XXXI. It does seem like teams are leaning toward current hot coordinators as opposed to former head coaches in their searches. Owner Shad Khan introduced Pederson as the Jaguars coach on Saturday and said the team has applied to the NFL to hire an executive vice president, a person who would report directly to Khan and oversee Pederson and general manager Trent Baalke. During that time, he seldom disagreed with any suggestions or orders given to him by his two bosses, owner Jeffrey Lurie and general manager Howie Roseman.  Pederson's first NFL win came in week 5 in a game against the Dallas Cowboys. 325: Shula Rides the Shoulders", "Pro Football; Finally, Giants Get Some Respect", "Pederson, Humphrey Are Dolphins No More", "No Big Names On Dolphins' Expansion List", "It's McGwire: Pederson Loses No. Tampa Bay offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich was the other. So strengthening the football operations, more staff, definitely, thats part of our goal. Current job: University of Oklahoma head coach, Resume: Texas Texas GA/WRs coach (2003-09), East Carolina OC/QBs coach (2010-14), Oklahoma OC/QBs coach (2015-16), Oklahoma head coach (2017-present). Jaguars look set to control AFC South for years to Three seasons as the offensive coordinator in Kansas City set the stage for his head-coaching opportunity in Philly, where he replaced Chip Kelly. But instead, Poles hired Eberflus, who he's never worked with. Doug Pederson was the Eagles head coach for five years. Andy Reid had zero rings and was coming off a 4 win season and KC gladly scooped up Big Red. Staley is one of the few coaches on the Eagles coaching staff that has proven he can develop talent. Why the Eagles should consider him: If the Eagles are looking for their version of Kevin Stefanski, Smith is their guy. In general a head coach should go back to being a coach and observe the other coaches and learn from them. Owners who may consider Pederson undoubtedly would explore the circumstances surrounding the stunning disintegration of the Eagles. He did not see game action at quarterback again until a week 14 game against the Cowboys in which McNabb suffered an injury in the fourth quarter. Pederson, Arians, Belichick, Jimmy Johnson the list goes on and on. And maybe he wont, at least not in the NFL.Marcus Hayes Sign up for Eagles Extra: Get exclusive news, behind-the-scenes observations and the ability to text directly with reporters. During the final ten seconds of the game, Pederson called a timeout before Bears placekicker Cody Parkey could score the game-winning field goal, negating his successful attempt. like someone said earlier- 12 teams could be looking at their current HC options and watching the contract cost of making a decision. Pederson ultimately got the nod over former NFL coaches Jim Caldwell and Bill O'Brien, current/former coordinators Byron Leftwich, Nathaniel Hackett, Matt Eberflus, Todd Bowles, Kellen Moore, and Jaguars offensive coordinator/interim head coach Darrell Bevell. With the Eagles looking to fix Carson Wentz, Smith is one of the best men for the job. Thats part of putting plans together.  After his third training camp with the Dolphins, he was waived again on August 31, 1993. Neither do we. Hayes points out that Pederson himself told John Clark of NBC Sports Philadelphia in March that Pederson is [s]eeing what God has in my future, as far as football goes . Threw three touchdowns in a season-opening win over Washington and finished strong in December, throwing 10 TD passes and just one interception in the Eagles last 5 games.  Pederson returned for the final two games of the season, losing both, including a 3524 loss to his former team, the Eagles, and a 240 shutout loss to the Tennessee Titans. If Pederson took a standoffish approach to perceived infringement on the turf of the head coach in Philly, maybe hed do the same thing if given a head-coaching job with another franchise that also engages in active oversight of the position that used to carry a lot more autonomy and discretion. One of the reasons we had the search was not only looking for the head coaching candidate but really to learn about other organizations, Khan said. Doug Pederson says the plan is for Anton Harrison to "solidify" the right tackle spot for the Jaguars. Throwing the last game he ever coached in the 4th quarter on national TV to get an inept backup QB some useless reps might not help his chances. I agree it went to his head and hes no genius, but prove himself? In Jacksonville, he'll be tasked with ending the team's woeful ways and getting the most out of quarterback Trevor Lawrence. While he isnt going to get credit for all of the Chiefs offensive success over the past three years, hes arguably been Reids most successful offensive coordinator ever. The Eagles are hardly the only dysfunctional team in the NFL, and they found a way to win a Super Bowl amid whatever level of chaos existed in the organization. If the Eagles are looking for a changing of the guard, with a dash of Harbaugh energy, Roman makes as much sense as anyone. A devout Christian, Pederson and his wife Jeannie have three sons: Drew, Josh and Joel.
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