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BREAKING: Philadelphia Eagles hire Doug Pederson as HC

Ten days after Black Monday has been a busy one, as we've just had our fourth head coaching hire in a little over 24 hours. The Philadelphi


Ten days after Black Monday has been a busy one, as we’ve just had our fourth head coaching hire in a little over 24 hours. The Philadelphia Daily News’ Les Bowen has reported that the Eagles have hired Kansas City Chifes offensive coordinator Doug Pederson as their head coach. https://twitter.com/LesBowen/status/687763832836603909   Of course, Pederson is still focusing on the playoffs, with the Chiefs taking on the New England Patriots this weekend, but presumably the contract has been put in place to be signed as soon as the Chiefs’ season is over. Pederson, a long-term backup QB in the NFL, most famously to Brett Favre, has previously been a head coach at the high school level. His entire time as a coach in the NFL has been under Andy Reid, first as quality control coach and then as quarterbacks coach at the Eagles, and then following Reid to the Chiefs. At Kansas City, Pederson oversaw an offense that finished in the top 10 for scoring twice in his three seasons as OC. As mentioned above, Pederson’s hire is the fourth in just over 24 hours, with Chip Kelly being named the next 49ers HC earlier today, and Ben McAdoo being promoted from OC to HC for the Giants and the Browns hiring ex-Bengals OC Hue Jackson yesterday evening. With Adam Gase’s hire in Miami earlier in the offseason, every HC hire in 2016 so far has been of offensive-minded coaches.  

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Hi! I'm Gur and I'm RealSport's Editor-in-Chief. I'm also currently the site's tennis editor, and contribute to our NFL, wrestling and Formula 1 coverage as well. I'm also an NFL analyst for CNN International and contributor to SB Nation, and have contributed to, or been interviewed by, various print, broadcast and online media, including the BBC, Mail Online, ABC, NBC, CBS, the Boston Globe, and Yahoo! Sports.

BREAKING: Philadelphia Eagles hire Doug Pederson as HC

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