3 Reasons Doug Pederson could reunite with Andy Reid in 2021

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1. Taking a year off won’t be Doug Pederson’s best option.

Shortly after his dismissal, as you might expect, the theories about what Pederson might do were all over the place. Some said he wouldn’t be unemployed long. Others see him as damaged goods. Others still, like ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler report Coach could take the 2021 season off.

For someone looking to prove that his most recent season, one that’s been burned into the minds of NFL fans everywhere, was a fluke and not the best representation of who he is and what he brings to the table, the best option for someone like Doug isn’t to take a year off. The best way to remove some of these stains in his figurative cloak is to go back to work immediately.

One theory that no one’s tossing around is this. Maybe Coach Pederson could reunite with Andy Reid as the Kansas City Chiefs’ offensive coordinator. After all, Big Red is about to lose his offensive coordinator of the past three seasons, Eric Bieniemy.

That’s a theory that makes sense, and while there’s no evidence that Pederson needs to take that big of a step in the opposite direction, it could give him the shot in the arm he needs. Plus the pressure wouldn’t be on him to win. It would all fall on the shoulders of Big Red. Sometimes, one needs to take a step backward in order to move forward. That could be what we’re all seeing with Doug,