Pederson’s Philadelphia Eagles light it up (2016 to present).
When Doug Pederson came to Philadelphia, he brought stability and a familiar culture back to the Eagles that fans were accustomed to seeing under Andy Reid. Don’t get confused though. Coach Pederson is just as pass-happy as his mentor was.
Pederson’s Eagles have racked up over 16,000 yards through the air, the most of any coaching regime over the past ten seasons. In 2019, Carson Wentz threw for 4039 yards during the regular season, the most of Pederson’s era and a career-high for the former North Dakota State quarterback.
2019 was tough as every other second, it seemed the “Birds” lost someone to injury. There is a bright side though. We learned how resilient and tough this team is, and we truly saw the leadership abilities of Carson Wentz as he found a way to put up nice numbers despite what was thrown at him.
Since Wentz’s arrival in Philadelphia, he’s had a bond with his tight ends. It shows every year as Zach Ertz has been the team’s leading receiver since 2016. In 2019, we also saw the emergence of Dallas Goedert. When they were covered, Miles Sanders helped out by showing that he can be a dual-threat as he was third on the team in receiving yards.
Alshon Jeffery, DeSean Jackson, and Nelson Agholor suffered through injury-riddled seasons, and the wide receiver corps struggled in their absence, despite the late-season emergence of Greg Ward Jr. In seven games with the Eagles last season, Ward tallied 28 receptions for 254 receiving yards and one touchdown of the game-winning variety. You can argue the Eagles wouldn’t have made the playoffs without him.
The future looks bright in Philly. It’s a far cry from what we saw from a certain coach that won’t win any popularity contests. Does anyone want to take a guess on who we’re discussing?