ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Chiefs offensive coordinator and former Eagles quarterback Doug Pederson is expected to be a "leading candidate" for the Eagles' head-coaching vacancy.

Pederson has ties to the Eagles' organization, he was Andy Reid's first quarterback in Philadelphia back in 1999, hold the fort for until Donovan McNabb was ready to play during his rookie season.  He then served as an assistant on Reid's staff in Philly from 2009 through 2012, before joining him in Kansas City.

Eagles running back's coach Duce Staley interviewed for the team's head coaching vacancy Friday and Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase has also been mentioned as a possible top target for the position.