Philadelphia Eagles’ head coach Doug Pederson is expected to return to Philadelphia next season, although he does have a meeting scheduled for Tuesday with owner Jeffrey Lurie to discuss plans for the 2021 season, sources told ESPN’s Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter on Saturday.
There has been speculation in recent weeks that Pederson’s job could be in jeopardy for the 2021 season. Lurie was said to be unhappy with the team’s results, but the Eagles have been more competitive down the stretch with rookie quarterback Jalen Hurts igniting a spark.
Pederson led the Eagles to the playoffs in each of the previous three seasons, winning Super Bowl LII against the New England Patriots. He is 42-36-1 since becoming coach of the Eagles prior to the 2016 season.
This 2020 season has not been good for Pederson. His team is 4-10-1 going into the final week of the season. He’s completely taken over play calling as the Eagles fired their offensive coordinator last offseason. Pederson’s play calls have been awful all season. The Eagles’ offense has been awful due to bad play calling and a bad quarterback for the majority of the season.
There will be changes in Pederson’s coaching staff this offseason. On Saturday the news broke that defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz is on an expiring contract and is not expected to return.
Fans won’t like this move!