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Updated January 11, 2020 at 2:03 PM CT

Doug Pederson out as Eagles HC

     The Philadelphia Eagles have fired Doug Pederson, per Network’s Tom Pelissero.

Pederson led the Eagles to the franchise’s first Lombardi Trophy in 2017, coaching Philadelphia to a 13-3 finish and an unlikely run to the Super Bowl. His pairing with Carson Wentz seemed to set the Eagles up for a very prosperous future following their Super Bowl triumph, but 2020 came and went.

“I have spent the last few weeks evaluating everything from this past year and looking ahead,” said Lurie in an official statement. “We are all very disappointed with the way our season went and eager to turn things around, not just for next season but also for the future of the franchise. Coach (Doug) Pederson and I had the opportunity to sit down and discuss what that collective vision would look like moving forward. After taking some time to reflect on these conversations, I believe it is in both of our best interests to part ways.

“I have known Doug and his family for more than 20 years and they will always be family to me. I have a tremendous amount of respect for him and everything we have accomplished together over the last five seasons. Everyone in the organization understands the type of man and coach that he is, and how much he means to all of us as well as the City of Philadelphia. We all look forward to the day he will be inducted into the Eagles Hall of Fame as a Super Bowl-winning head coach, and we are confident he will have success with his next team. But as the leader of this organization, it is imperative for me to do what I believe is best for everyone as we look ahead to the future and move into our next chapter. I know that we have work to do to get back to where we want to be, but I also believe that we have an exceptionally strong group of people in this organization who can help set us up for future success.”

Pederson exits Philadelphia with an overall mark of 42-37-1 in five seasons, making three straight playoff appearances from 2017-2019 before slipping to the cellar of the NFC East in 2020. He hadn’t won 10-plus games since the Eagles’ run to Super Bowl LII, winning nine or fewer games in four of his five seasons in Philadelphia.

Of the 14 Super Bowl-winning head coaches since 2000, Pederson joined Tom Coughlin and Jon Gruden as just the third to post a losing combined record over his next three seasons, going 22-25-1 in that span. Once known for his offensive prowess, Pederson’s Eagles were one of two teams to fail to score 30-plus points in a game in 2020.


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