The Hawks owner Jeffrey Lurie’s decision to fire coach Doug Pederson may have stemmed from disagreements over who should be the team’s starting quarterback.
Troy Aikman said in Michael Irvin’s podcast that after Pederson was fired, he talked to Pedersen.
Aikman said: “Yesterday, when I heard the news, I contacted Doug Pedersen. “I feel that people are divided about how they are going in the quarterback position. Owner Jeff Lurie paid Carson Wentz a lot of money, and they had a close relationship with him, and they couldn’t get rid of the contract right away. I believe Doug Pederson thinks Jalen Hurts may be a quarterback. How to engage? “
Aikman said that Pedersen’s firing was “complicated”, not just the quarterback position. But Wentz’s return and the emergence of “injuries” are the main problems the Hawks must solve in the future. If Lurie and Pederson are not on the same page, then one of them will have to leave. And it will not become the owner.