The Kansas City Chiefs were defeated by the New England Patriots in the divisional round of the 2016 NFL playoffs by a final score of 27 to 20. The Chiefs offense struggled for most of the game but came on late. Ultimately, it wasn't enough. Andy Reid's poor clock management at the end of the game (where have I seen that before?!) sure didn't help matters.
Now that the Chiefs' season is over, the Philadelphia Eagles are free to officially hire Doug Pederson as their head coach. This is good news for Philadelphia because it'll allow them to move forward in assembling a coaching staff. Pederson's introductory press conference will likely take place at the NovaCare Complex this week. Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer offers more insight on the timeline:
#Eagles still have to work out contract w/ Doug Pederson. Expectation is it gets done over next day or two w/ possible news conference Tues.— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) January 17, 2016
It's no secret that Eagles fans aren't very excited about the Pederson hire. Most of them don't approve:
Like him or not, he's the guy.
Here's some more reading on the new Eagles coach:
Eagles coaching candidate profile: Doug Pederson
Eagles hiring Doug Pederson might work out, but the coaching search was so flawed
Does the Doug Pederson hire prove the Eagles regret firing Andy Reid?
Thoughts on new Eagles head coach Doug Pederson
Chiefs writer weighs in on the Eagles' hiring of Doug Pederson
NFL insider says Eagles are keeping sports science around under Doug Pederson
ESPN ranks Doug Pederson as the NFL's worst coaching hire
What Doug Pederson's hire means for Philadelphia Eagles quarterback position