Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson was honored in a ceremony held by his town of residence — Moorestown, New Jersey — on Saturday. Eagles assistant offensive line/tight ends/run game coach Eugene Chung was recognized as well.
They love Pederson so much in Moorestown (and rightfully so) that they actually named a day after him.
“I do hereby proclaim February 24, 2018 to be Coach Doug Pederson Day,” said Moorestown mayor Stacey Jordan, via CBS Philly.
Pederson reciprocated the love by staying around to make sure that everyone who wanted an autograph got one.
In the era where professional athletes do paid appearances&fans are charged $20&up for autographs Doug Pederson told Moorestown leaders “I wanna give back. I wanna sign autographs for all who want one.” He stayed after today’s event until EVERYONE got an autograph. @FOX29philly pic.twitter.com/bVbBjibk0R— Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) February 24, 2018
That’s awesome. Great job by BBD.
It’ll never not be crazy how Pederson went from being this guy no one really wanted ...
... to being the first Eagles head coach to win a Super Bowl for Philadelphia. And all the praise and affection that comes with that.
Who would’ve thought?
Pederson was legitimately awesome in 2017 and there’s plenty of reason to feel like the Eagles are in great hands moving forward because he’s here.
I’m at the point where I feel like the Eagles should be selling more Pederson No. 14 jerseys. I mean, who wouldn’t want one of those?