Eagles Fire Head Coach Doug Pederson

Eagles Head Coach Doug Pederson in 2016. Image via Teed Johnson/Wikipedia

The Philadelphia Eagles have dismissed head coach Doug Pederson on Monday, a move that few could have seen coming just a short time ago after he guided the long-suffering franchise to a Super Bowl win in 2018.

The Eagles had a disappointing 2020 season that saw them finish with a 4-11-1 record and miss the playoffs for the first time since the 2016 season, Pederson’s first with the franchise.

A perceived feud with quarterback Carson Wentz, a lack of consistency on the offensive line, and a general lack of organization were a few of the factors that brought the team’s season down and ultimately ended with its head coach being let go.

After a magical 2017 season that ended in a Super Bowl win, Pederson’s 2018 and 2019 Eagles scraped into the playoffs with a 9-7 record each year, leading some fans and some within the organization to place Pederson on the hot seat going into this season.

It ended up being the final straw for a franchise that has seen a team that once looked like it could have been setting up to be a perennial powerhouse.

The Eagles are expected to embark upon the search for a new coach immediately in the hopes of moving back towards contention.