The source told ESPN’s Dan Graziano that the Eagles have fired coach Doug Pedersen and ended a partnership that created the first and only one in the history of the city Super Bowl title.
The source said that although Pedersen completed the 4-11-1 game, he is still expected to continue as a coach, but the past week has met with boss Jeffrey Lurie (Jeffrey Lurie) many times, which made his boss disbelieve Pedersen has good insights on how to solve the many problems faced by the team. , From solving the situation of Carson Wentz to solving the offense that ranked 26th in scoring in 2020 (20.9 PPG) and 28th in pass scoring (207.9 YPG).
Sources said that Lurie was not sold in Pedersen̵
Wentzer regressed sharply in his fifth year and was replaced by rookie Jalen Hurts in the final quarter of the season. League sources said Wentz plans to trade during the offseason because his relationship with Pedersen has been broken and cannot be repaired. The source said that although Pederson recently said that he has a good relationship with Wentz, the issue of trust between the two is two-way.
Sources told ESPN that Pedersen’s shooting greatly increased Wentz’s chances of staying in Philadelphia. It became clear that it would be difficult for two people to move forward together.
The source described crimes in 2020 and lack of identity, partly due to the introduction of a large number of assistants and consultants last offseason, but these people were misplaced, making it difficult for them to access the same page. Sources said the quarterback had to climb a ramp due to lack of a central vision of what the offense should be. All the voices made Pedersen and Wentz harsh.
As for Hutts, who was drafted in the second round of last April, Pedersen is not sure whether he wants the Hawks to transfer from Wentz, and whether he thinks the team has a future quarterback. In the last game of the season, Hutts was defeated by Nate Sudfeld in the 20-14 loss to Washington, which also gave Pedersen whether he lost a player. Confidence left doubts.
When the Eagles defeated the New England Patriots and won the Lombard trophy in the 2017 season, Pedersen became the eighth NFL head coach to win the Super Bowl in the first two years of coaching. That was the first game of three consecutive playoff games for the Eagles under Pedersen’s leadership. Roulette will kick off in 2020. He has a 46-39-1 record in five seasons with the Hawks, including four playoff wins.
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen contributed to this report.