Anyone who’s seen footage from the Eagles team meetings dating back to 2017 knows Doug to be a man of the people. He’s a players coach, a ballsy gambler, and a purveyor of post-meeting ice cream. His ties to the Andy Reid coaching tree may have made some people groan when he first arrived, but that tree has produced even more fruit over the course of recent years (including Matt Nagy).
Pederson’s already immortalized in bronze alongside Nick Foles outside of Lincoln Financial Field for his role in calling the ‘Philly Special’ in Super Bowl 52. He’s gone from the unknown former Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator who was labeled as being ‘the most unqualified coach in the league’ by Mike Lombardi to a man who owns a 29-19 record (that’s a .65 winning percentage) over three seasons, a 4-1 postseason record and a Super Bowl victory.
Doug Pederson has accomplished more in his first three years as coach of the Eagles than most coaches could hope to accomplish in an entire career. He’s made history, and he’s forged a dual-headed power dynamic with Eagles vice president and general manager Howie Roseman that’s lead to the 2019 Eagles boasting one of the most talent-rich rosters in the entire league heading into the 2019 season.
At 51 years young, Pederson is just getting started in the NFL, and with the pinnacle of the sport already sitting in his trophy case, the future is wide open for him to make even more history in the ‘City of Brotherly Love’ for years to come.