Philadelphia Eagles New Head Coach:

Nahje McClure, Staff Reporter

Philadelphia Eagles:
Andy Reid’s era is officially over, Philadelphia eagles name Doug Pederson as head coach. Born January 31st, 1968, 47 year old Doug Pederson will be the Philadelphia Eagles head coach. He previously served as the offensive coordinator of the NFL’S Kansas City Chiefs. The 47-year old comes to the Eagles with a combined 19 years of NFL experience as both a coach and a player, including the last 3 seasons as the chiefs’ offensive coordinator.
“We are excited to introduce Doug Pederson as our new head coach,” said eagles Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie. As the chiefs’ offensive coordinator from 2013-15, Pederson helped guide Kansas City to a 31-17 regular season record and playoff appearances in 2013 and 2015. Prior to his tenure with the Chiefs’, Pederson spent two seasons as the Eagles’ quarterbacks coach (2011-2012) and helped quarterback Michael Vick become the second quarterback in NFL history to top the 3,000-yard passing and 500-yard rushing plateaus in consecutive seasons.
Before coaching, Pederson enjoyed a 12-year playing career in the NFL with the Packers, Dolphins, Eagles and Browns. As a backup quarterback for the Packers, he was part of a team that won Super Bowl XXXI, captured two NFC championships (1996 and 1997) and earned eight playoff berths and six division titles. Pederson was coached by three of the most successful coaches in NFL history: Don Shula, Mike Holmgren and Andy Reid. Pederson also played alongside Pro Bowl quarterbacks Brett Favre, Dan Marino, Donovan McNabb and Jim McMahon.
“Doug is a strategic thinker, a compelling leader and communicator, and someone who truly knows how to get the best out of his players. All of these factors were what initially attracted us to Doug and we believe that he is the right man to help us achieve our ultimate goal.”