Philadelphia The Philadelphia Eagles have split from head coach Doug Pederson after five years. The NFL team announced on Monday evening. Pederson had led the Eagles to their only Super Bowl victory in 2018.
In the current season, the Eagles disappointed in the weakest division, the NFC East, with only four wins in 16 season games. After that, the 52-year-old Pederson had to defend himself against the accusation that he had given up the last game of the season against the Washington Football Team (14:20) in order to get a better draft pick. With the win, Washington moved into the playoffs instead of the New York Giants.
Pederson came in his five seasons on a record of 42 wins with 37 losses and one draw and led the Eagles three times in the playoffs. “He doesn’t deserve to be fired. But it’s about development and the Eagles moving forward and our best option for that is a new coach, ”said team owner Jeffrey Lurie. With Lurie Pederson recently had disagreements because of the weak season of quarterback Carson Wentz and about the direction of the team.