Philadelphia Eagles to formally introduce Doug Pederson as new head coach

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The Eagles formally announced Pederson's hiring on Monday afternoon. The team will introduce him during a news conference at 2 p.m. Tuesday. (WPVI)

The Philadelphia Eagles will formally introduce Doug Pederson as the team's new head coach Tuesday afternoon.

The team has scheduled a news conference for 2 p.m.

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The introduction comes one day after the Eagles formally announced Pederson's hiring.

Action News was there as Pederson arrived at Philadelphia International Airport on Monday morning.

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Action News was at PHL as the Eagles' new head coach, Doug Pederson, arrived Monday morning.



Pederson served as the offensive coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs under former Eagles head coach Andy Reid.



The Eagles were unable to make the announcement until the Chiefs' season ended. That happened Saturday with a 27-20 loss to the New England Patriots.

"We are excited to introduce Doug Pederson as our new head coach," said Eagles Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie in a written statement. "Doug is a strategic thinker, a compelling leader and communicator, and someone who truly knows how to get the best out of his players. All of these factors were what initially attracted us to Doug and we believe that he is the right man to help us achieve our ultimate goal."



The 47-year-old also served under Reid here in Philly, first as offensive quality control coordinator and then quarterbacks coach.

Pederson also started nine games at quarterback for the Eagles in 1999, grooming Donovan McNabb to take over the job for Andy Reid's team.

Pederson isn't a popular choice in a football-crazed town that hasn't celebrated an NFL championship since 1960. Fans were hoping for a big-name coach (Tom Coughlin) or a hot, young coordinator (Adam Gase) to replace Chip Kelly, who was fired five days before the season ended.



Instead, owner Jeffrey Lurie and his staff went for someone quite familiar to the organization. Pederson started his first NFL game with the Eagles and got his first NFL assistant coaching job in Philadelphia.

Tom Coughlin interviewed for the job, but it didn't seem the 69-year-old two-time Super Bowl champion would fit in here.
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Philadelphia Eagles legend Ron Jaworski says the team "got it right" with their selection of Doug Pederson as the new head coach.



Philadelphia also interviewed Gase, who was hired by Miami; Ben McAdoo, who was hired by the New York Giants; and two of the Eagles' assistant coaches during the 2015 season under Kelly: Pat Shurmur and Duce Staley.

Kelly was fired after the 15th game of this season, when the Eagles were 6-9. They went 10-6 in each of his first two seasons in charge, making the playoffs in 2013.

Kelly was hired as San Francisco 49ers coach earlier Thursday.
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