Rapoport: Pederson Expected to be Back Next Season
While the Eagles struggles this season have given many a reason to question the future of head coach Doug Pederson. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Eagles will not be making any major changes to the staff, including the head coach.
The reason per Rapoport:
"Coming into the season, they were expecting to be at least a year away, potentially even more," Rapoport mentioned on NFL GameDay Morning First. "There's a lot of reasons for that. First of all, take a look at what happened last offseason before Chip Kelly's final year. They were simply gutted of personnel. They knew they needed to beef up the kind of skill players they had. They knew they needed a quarterback. So they made the decision as an organization to actively rebuild, find a quarterback and avoid the 9-7, are we good enough, are we not type of thing. They wanted to start over and try to restock."
Rapoport says the Eagles wanted to avoid a 9-7 type of season, wondering if they were close or not and start over. They escalated that process eight days before the season began, trading Sam Bradford to Minnesota, starting the Carson Wentz era.