The Philadelphia Eagles will interview Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson as part of their search for a new head coach, according to a report from ESPN's Adam Caplan.
Adam Caplan says Doug Pederson will interview with Eagles. https://t.co/PDwq5O6UdQ— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) January 6, 2016
"Doug Pederson will interview after the [Chiefs] game, maybe early next week. The Eagles know him. The thing about Doug is, talking to people who have coached with him and know him, he’s got the right temperament to be a head coach."
This report does not come as a surprise. ESPN insider Adam Schefter already said that Pederson is a "leading candidate" for the Philadelphia job. CSN Philly later denied that report, so maybe Pederson isn't a leading candidate, but at the very least he seems to be in the mix. Until now, there hadn't been a report that Pederson will actually interview for the opening in Philadelphia.
Pederson's connections to the Eagles are obvious. He played quarterback for the team in 1999 and he was a part of Andy Reid's staff from 2009 through 2012. It's possible Reid has suggested Pederson to the Eagles. Pederson isn't the most experienced or popular candidate, but it's not hard to see why the team is giving him consideration.
For more background on Pederson, read this coaching profile.