The Philadelphia Eagles have fired head coach Doug Pederson after five seasons with the team.
Attached to the hip with former first-round quarterback Carson Wentz, owner Jeffrey Lurie decidedly sided with righting Wentz over keeping Pederson after five seasons and a win in Super Bowl LII.Â
Wentzâ€™s relationship with Pederson was reportedlyÂ â€œfractured beyond repair,” leading the 28-year-old backup to demand a trade from the team after he threw a league-high 15 interceptions and took an NFL-high 50 sacks.
Pederson’s suggestions to “improve the coaching staff” this offseason obviously fell on deaf ears.
The organization will instead make a number of changes at the top following aÂ 42-37-1 regular-season tenure (and three playoff appearances) under Pederson.
The latter meanwhile has already been linked to the Jets’ head coaching vacancy given his public friendship with GM Joe Douglas.
The Eagles tried to interview Chiefs QBs coach Mike Groh during last year’s coaching cycle and could go back to that well immediately if Andy Reid allows it.