Chiefs Offensive Coordinator Doug Pederson Hired as Eagles Head Coach

The 47-year-old previously spent time in Philadelphia as the team's quarterbacks coach from 2011-12.

The Philadelphia Eagles have chosen former Green Bay Packers quarterback and current Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson as their next head man. A longtime assistant of former head coach Andy Reid, Pederson spent two seasons in Philadelphia as the quarterbacks coach from 2011-12, a time in which starting QB Michael Vick threw 30 touchdowns to 24 interceptions. 

Outside of his stints in Kansas City and Philadelphia (where he was also offensive quality control coordinator for a season), Brett Favre's backup has only one other coaching credit to his name: as head coach of Calvary Baptist Academy, a private school consisting of approximately 190 students, K-12.

According to ESPN, the Eagles turned to Pederson after former NY Giants coach Tom Coughlin withdrew from consideration. Philadelphia has also hired Ken Flajole, who is set to be a defensive assistant.


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