Doug Pederson has been fired from the Eagles. It’s time for him to rejoin the KC Chiefs.
In a bit of shocking news, the Philadelphia Eagles officially fired head coach (and former Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator) Doug Pederson after the team went 4-11-1 this past season. Pederson led the Eagles to the Super Bowl in the 2017 season, so it’s surprising that the organization decided to move on from him after just one bad season.
Things didn’t end well for the Eagles and Pederson was under fire for not playing to win in Week 17 against Washington. That could have had something to do with Pederson’s termination, but the man won the franchise a Super Bowl, which is something no other Eagles head coach was able to do.
The Eagles didn’t win that Super Bowl in spite of Pederson either. He played a big role in getting them to that pinnacle, calling solid plays and finding ways to win even when Carson Wentz went down with an injury after looking like an MVP throughout most of that season (man, life comes at you fast, doesn’t it?).
Now that Doug Pederson is unemployed, the KC Chiefs should reel him back in.
Pederson got the Eagles job due to how well he did as the Chiefs’ offensive coordinator, a role in which he held from 2013-2015. The Chiefs offense didn’t have Patrick Mahomes at that time, but Pederson did well with what he had, and with Eric Bieniemy likely getting a head coaching job this offseason, it makes all too much sense to bring back Pederson to reclaim his former position.
The Chiefs always have personnel decisions to make, as their offense is typically one of the best in the league, and therefore, whoever is offensive coordinator gets an opportunity to coach somewhere else. Pederson received that chance in 2016 after three solid years with KC and now he’s back on the market.
Pederson only had two losing seasons during his time in Philadelphia, so he might still receive some head coaching offers (and deservedly so), but if he is available to bring in as an offensive coordinator, the Kansas City Chiefs should definitely try to do this. They could opt to promote Mike Kafka to offensive coordinator once Bieniemy leaves, but that’s assuming Kafka doesn’t get a job elsewhere (he’s been linked to the Eagles’ vacant job).
What do you think, Chiefs Kingdom? Would you want to see the organization rehire Doug Pederson?