Early on Sunday morning, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson is a leading candidate for the Eagles' head coaching job. Now that report is being refuted. In an appearance on CSN Philly's Eagles-Giants pregame show, Derrick Gunn said he spoke to three sources who claim the Pederson rumor is false.
.@TheRealDGunnCSN reports that Doug Pederson being a leading candidate for the Eagles coaching job is false.— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) January 3, 2016
Conflicting reports like these are bound to pop up at this time of year. There are a lot of different rumors being floated out there thanks to people with different agendas.
It was surprising to see Pederson's name brought up as a top candidate. He's not a popular candidate, for what it's worth, and he doesn't have any head coaching experience. He also doesn't have extensive playcalling experience.