The Philadelphia Eagles have hired Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson as their next head coach, according to a tweet from Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News.
Doug Pederson will be the #Eagles coach, league source confirms.
— Les Bowen (@LesBowen) January 14, 2016
Pederson is a former NFL quarterback who has ties to the Eagles organization in that he was an assistant under Andy Reid from 2009 to 2012, first as an offensive quality control coordinator and then as quarterbacks coach. Reid hired him to run his offense when hired by the Chiefs and Kansas City will take on the New England Patriots for a spot in the AFC Championship Game on Saturday afternoon.
It isn’t the sexiest hire the Eagles could have made, having also interviewed former New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin as well as new Giants head coach Ben McAdoo, but Pederson’s run-first offense should bring balance to a team that greatly needs it after the failed Chip Kelly experiment.
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