Eagles To Interview Doug Pederson Sunday
According to CBS Sports' NFL insider Jason La Canfora the Eagles will interview Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson for their head-coaching vacancy on Sunday.
"When you talk to people around the league about Doug Pederson, he just has that look that he's going to be a head coach someday," ESPN NFL insider Adam Caplan said on the Sports Bash.
"You like the way he manages people."
Pederson would be a familiar face for owner Jeffrey Lurie and Howie Roseman, having played for the team back in 1999 in Andy Reid's first season. Pederson also coached in Philly under Andy Reid from 2009-2012 before leaving with Reid to Kansas City in 2013.
"If you hire Doug Pederson, you're basically saying 'We miss you Andy', Eagles reporter Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com said during the Sports Bash on Thursday.
How realistic is Pederson?
"In 1999, no one knew who Andy Reid was," Caplan explained. "Andy had so much presence in his interview, he dominated the room, he just had a way about him, he was so organized - and Pederson is a Andy Reid disciple".
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on Sunday that Pederson was expected to be a "leading candidate" for the Eagles' head-coaching vacancy.
(ESPN NFL insider Adam Caplan talks about the Eagles coaching search)