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Eagles to pursue Doug Pederson as next head coach, per report

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The Philadelphia Eagles are down to three candidates in the search for their next head coach now that Tom Coughlin has withdrawn from consideration. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, there is a new front-runner: Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson.

Pederson officially interviewed with the Eagles on Sunday morning following the Chiefs' playoff victory on Saturday evening. Pederson told reporters his interview "went great."

It's worth noting the Eagles can't officially hire Pederson until the Chiefs are eliminated from the 2016 NFL playoffs. Kansas City is set to play the New England Patriots this Saturday.

After striking out on all of their other targets, Pederson might be the least worst available option for the Eagles. It's safe to say the move wouldn't be popular with Eagles fans, however:

For more on Pederson, read this coaching pro-- oh who gives a damn at this point.