Doug Pederson hasn't officially been hired by the Philadelphia Eagles yet, but it seems like he's already putting his staff together. The latest rumor connects a familiar name to the Eagles' offensive coordinator position: Brad Childress.
Hearing Brad Childress likely as the OC for Pederson— Anthony Gargano (@AnthonyLGargano) January 15, 2016
Gargano had the news of Ben McAdoo to the Giants before anyone else did last night, so he could be on to something here. He's not the only one to mention Childress as a possibility:
Possible coordinators for Doug Pederson: OC: retaining Pat Shurmur or bringing Brad Childress from KC. DC: Mike Pettine or Jim Schwartz.— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) January 14, 2016
Eagles fans will recognize Childress as Andy Reid's former quarterbacks coach (1999-2002) and offensive coordinator (2003-2005) in Philadelphia. Childress was hired as the Vikings' head coach and served from 2006 through 2010. He spent a season as the Browns' offensive coordinator in 2012 before joining Reid's current staff in Kansas City. His current title with the Chiefs is "spread game analyst/special projects coach."
Not only has Pederson worked with Childress in Kansas City, but the former Eagles quarterback played under Childress in 1999. This would be a logical hire. Childress has extensive play-calling experience, unlike Pederson.
In other news, the Eagles are reportedly considering the likes of Jim Schwartz and/or Mike Pettine at defensive coordinator.
The team also hired Ken Flajole as some kind of defensive assistantCi.