Eagles fire Doug Pederson after five seasons as head coach

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – NOVEMBER 15: Head coach Doug Pederson of the Philadelphia Eagles talks with an official during the first half against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on November 15, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

The Eagles have parted ways with head coach Doug Pederson after Philadelphia finished the season 4-11-1.

Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie expressed concern in recent weeks over Pederson’s plan moving forward. The pair were expected to meet again early this week in Florida, according to ESPN.

“I have spent the last few weeks evaluating everything from this past year and looking ahead,” Lurie said in a statement. “We are all very disappointed with the way our season went and eager to turn things around, not just for next season but also for the future of the franchise. Coach Pederson and I had the opportunity to sit down and discuss what that collective vision would look like moving forward. After taking some time to reflect on these conversations, I believe it is in both of our best interests to part ways.”

After winning the Super Bowl with the Eagles in 2017, and guiding them to the playoffs in 2017, ’18 and ’19, it was expected Pederson would remain as head coach through the 2021 season.

In a statement released through the Eagles, Pederson says “It has been an absolute honor serving as 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.”

In five seasons with the Eagles, Pederson owns a 46-39-1 record.

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