The Eagles announced that they are parting way with Doug Pederson on Monday afternoon, and the head coach has released a statement a couple hours later.
“It has been an absolute honor serving as the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. As difficult as it is to say goodbye, I will always look back on my time here with appreciation and respect.
Thank you to Jeffrey Lurie for the opportunity, and to Howie Roseman and Don Smolenski for their partnership and support over the last five seasons. To all of our coaches, players, and staff, thank you for believing in me and allowing me to lead us on this journey. The memories we made here, together, will always have a special place in my heart.
To the City of Philadelphia, thank you for embracing me and this team. I truly appreciate that passion you bring every single day — at home, on the road, and in the community. No matter what, you were always right there with us.
Although I am disappointed that this chapter of my career has come to an end, I am extremely proud of what we accomplished together. Through all the ups and downs, one thing remained constant about our team — an unwavering commitment to battle through adversity and to achieve our goals not as individuals, but as a collective unit. There is no better example of that than when we celebrated the first Super Bowl Championship in Eagles history together with our city. That is a memory we will all cherish forever.”
There are already plenty of rumors that Pederson could be on a short list for the head coaching position with the New York Jets — and under former Eagles’ VP of Player Personnel Joe Douglas. But, if he doesn’t land there, there are more than a few opportunities for him throughout the league this offseason.
More coverage on Pederson’s firing to come here at BGN.