1. Just compare him to the other great coaches in the NFC.
Take a look around the league from a national media perspective, and take stock of the coaching names that make waves on a regular basis. You can tune into all of the popular shows on ESPN, Fox Sports, and the NFL Network, and you’ll see praise heaped upon names like Sean McVay, Kyle Shanahan, and Matt Nagy.
Pederson is often the forgotten man in these conversations, despite holding a winning record against each of those three coaches and achieving something two of them failed to accomplish, winning the Super Bowl.
Pederson currently plays the role of a father figure to Sean McVay and Matt Nagy, holding a combined 3-0 undefeated record against both coaches. He stole Nagy’s soul in the playoffs last season when he froze Cody Parkey on a potential game-winning field goal attempt. That led to the now-infamous “Double Doink” and Philly moved on over the Chicago Bears.
He’s also confounded McVay in both of their meetings dating back to 2017, where he clinched the NFC East in Week 14 and he bested him again in Week 14 of last season. All three of his victories over McVay and Nagy were also on the road.
NFL analysts across the board have taken their time giving Pederson the credit he deserves, but ESPN’s Louis Riddick is one man that’s taken notice. Everyone else should as well.