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Report: Doug Pederson drawing interest for Seahawks offensive coordinator job

Former Eagles head coach could end up in Seattle.

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Former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson (sigh) recently spoke with the Seattle Seahawks about their offensive coordinator opening, according to a report from NFL insider Tom Pelissero.

Pelissero also says that Pederson “may also still end up drawing interest for another head-coaching job.” That outcome isn’t looking super likely, however, with basically only the Houston Texans job available to him.

And so if Pederson isn’t willing to take a year off from coaching, which is reportedly a possibility, he could end up as an OC instead.

The Seahawks’ job is certainly an intriguing gig. Pederson would have the opportunity to call plays for one of the NFL’s very best quarterbacks in Russell Wilson. There’s also a path for upward mobility if Pete Caroll, who turns 70 in September as the NFL’s oldest head coach, retires in the near future. From an Eagles perspective, It would be very interesting to see how Wilson and the Seahawks’ offense fare with Pederson in charge.

Pederson grew up about 90 miles north of Seattle so he could easily have interest in returning to the state of Washington. We’ll see if the Seahawks end up making him an offer. Former Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn is also reportedly in the running.