Chiefs' Pederson talks with Eagles

"Now he's going to be the coach in Philadelphia, and that is awesome".

While there are now six other teams in the league looking to fill their head coaching vacancies, the Eagles don't seem rushed to make their hire.

Pederson, 47, interviewed on Sunday in Kansas City.

Even the Cleveland Browns found a coach before the Eagles did. Reid, of course, was just fired by the Eagles a few seasons back and now they are hiring one of his coaches. I think he's ready for anything that anybody throws at him.

As Favre came jogging to the sideline during a stoppage of play in that particular game, Reid noticed where Favre went first, which solidified in his mind the coaching future of the now-Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator.

The Philadelphia Eagles released a statement on Thursday indicating that they had concluded their search for a head coach.

Now that Chip Kelly has been hired as the new coach for the San Francisco 49ers, Doug Pederson has been brought in the fix the Philadelphia Eagles which is a pretty tall order.

On Thursday, Jan. 14, multiple media outlets reported that Pederson, who was born in Bellingham in 1968, will be named the 23rd head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, succeeding Chip Kelly.

Another impact Kelly's hiring could have on the Eagles however, is on their quarterback situation. Reid has occasionally ceded play-calling duties to Pederson for short bursts.

Coughlin, 69, stepped down under pressure from Giants' ownership at the end of his fourth consecutive season without a playoff appearance with the Giants.

Where do the Eagles go from here?

After all, they had a young, talented quarterback in McNabb that he felt would benefit from Pederson's presence. Joining Reid in Kansas City, where Alex Smith, Jamaal Charles, and made the Pro Bowl, and Charles made All Pro. Those were the only two seasons the 54-year-old Reich has spent as an offensive coordinator. He, too, was slated for a second interview but it didn't materialize when he joined the Fins, who gave him control over the 53-man roster. Flajole had been set to become defensive coordinator at UTEP. Offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur coached the Eagles to a win over the Giants on the last day of the season. He can relate to players.

Maybe the players will play differently for Pederson. Kansas City plays at New England on Saturday. Why that happened nearly certainly occupied a portion of his talk with the Eagles along with some of his coaching blunders, and the Odell Beckham Jr. meltdown. He coached there for four seasons, compiling a 41-10 record.

Coughlin, during his tour as wide receivers coach of the Eagles helped develop Mike Quick, one of the team's all-time great receivers.

Chiefs' Doug Pederson reportedly will become Philadelphia Eagles head coach
The Chiefs and Pederson, their offensive coordinator, made the New England Patriots play 60 minutes of football before faltering. Tom Coughlin interviewed for the job, but it didn't seem the 69-year-old two-time Super Bowl champion would fit in here.