The Philadelphia Eagles fired coach Doug Pederson on Monday, three years after leading the team to a title in Super Bowl LII.
The move came after Pederson met with team owner Jeffrey Lurie on Monday to discuss his future.
Despite missing the playoffs, Pederson had expressed confidence he’d return to coach the Eagles in 2021. But ESPN said Pederson’s scheduled meeting last Tuesday with Lurie “did not go well.”
The Eagles’ offense ranked 24th in the NFL in yards per game (334.6), 26th in scoring (20.9 points) and 28th in passing yards (207.9). Pederson removed Carson Wentz as the starting quarterback after 12 games and replaced him with rookie Jalen Hurts.
Eagles Have Struggled Since Super Bowl
Pederson led the Eagles to their only Super Bowl win in franchise history after the 2017 season, and he has a record of 42-37-1 in five seasons with the Eagles. Since the win over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII, however, the Eagles are 22-25-1.
Before the season-ending loss to the Washington Football Team that featured questionable coaching moves, Pederson said that he was sure he’d be back.
“I feel fully confident to be the head coach of the Eagles in 2021,” Pederson said. “The thing I’m most proud of this football team, we have been in the postseason three of the last five years since I’ve been here and that’s pretty good.”
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