Doug Pederson makes it clear that he wants to be an NFL head coach again

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Former Eagles coach Doug Pederson will be paid like a head coach to not be the team’s head coach, until his buyout expires. Regardless, Pederson wants to be paid like a head coach to be a head coach, again.

Via Chris Franklin of, Pederson recently explained to Anthony Gargano of 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia that Pederson wants to do it again.

“The competitor inside wants to continue to compete,” Pederson said. “Hopefully, I get an opportunity to lead another football team and do the same things again and learn from the last five years. What a great teaching moment for me. I always talk about how we learn from failures and different things like that. I don’t want to say that this was a failure, but at the same time, I want to learn from the last five years moving forward in my next opportunity.”

If definitely wasn’t a failure. He delivered the first Lombardi Trophy in franchise history. The winning of one created an obsession for another, and it led to a sense of urgency that put too much pressure on everyone in the organization.

“I’ll be defined in Philadelphia for my wins and losses,” Pederson said. “Obviously, the championship is huge. But for me, I feel like if I get another opportunity, I want to do it again. I went to two Super Bowls as a player in Green Bay, and then obviously now being a coach in Philadelphia, and so three Super Bowls, and when it gets in your system like that, it’s just hard to turn that off.”

No NFL head coach has ever won a Super Bowl with two different teams. The only men currently in position to accomplish that feat are Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy and Raiders coach Jon Gruden. All other Super Bowl-winning coaches (Bill Belichick, John Harbaugh, Mike Tomlin, Andy Reid, Sean Payton, Bruce Arians, Pete Carroll) still work for the team with which they won a Super Bowl.

Before Pederson can try to become the first coach to win a Super Bowl with two different teams, he needs another head-coaching job. But who wouldn’t want to at least seriously consider a coach who already has shown that he can win a Super Bowl? That doesn’t guarantee a gig, but surely it will get him an interview or two in the next cycle.

18 responses to “Doug Pederson makes it clear that he wants to be an NFL head coach again

  1. He probably needs to go back to being a coordinator for a couple of years.
    If he does well he’ll get another shot.

    It also gives him time to watch a new HC and see what he does well/badly and learn.

  2. I would love for the Dolphins to hire him as OC instead of going with this dual OC thing they are doing. When you have two OCs you have none.

  3. If I was an owner or GM, I’d want to take a really good look at what the heck happened at the end of his run in Philly. Super Bowl-winning head coaches don’t usually lose their job that quickly and in that ugly a fashion.

  4. Let’s be honest, Frank Reich won that Super Bowl. Pederson is a horrible coach with zero imagination and no want to try to run the ball. He won’t even get an OC job as proven by this last round of hires. Go coach high-school because it’s the only gig you might be able to do.

  5. If my team had a need for an HC, I’d be thrilled with Pederson. He’s got a winner’s perspective and experience, and always seemed to be a great presence on the sidelines and practice field with Philly. The dysfunction with the Eagles is still there; Pederson was the unfortunate scapegoat. Hope he gets another chance with a more stable franchise.

  6. The only reason Pederson delivered a Lombardi is because BB refused to put Malcom Butler in the game. One stop to get the Eagles to punt even once would have likely been the difference. But Bill’s ego was just too big for that

  7. He is not getting another HC job. The game passes you by when you are not coaching that’s why no coach has come out of retirement to win a SB.

  8. I’m wondering if there was a bunch of under-the-radar events that happened in Philly prior to Pederson’s firing. How else could a coach who won a championship in his third season be out of the game 2 seasons later? You just don’t see things like that.

    If or until that comes out though, I’d be happy with Pederson as a head coach if my team was looking.

  9. Pete retires (guessing either Pete or Russ are gone next year) Schneider goes to his Green Bay roots.

  10. patsfan4lifedynasty says:

    June 30, 2021 at 1:54 pm

    He is not getting another HC job. The game passes you by when you are not coaching that’s why no coach has come out of retirement to win a SB
    Do you not realize Bruce Arians just won the superbowl and he came out of retirement a year earlier.

  11. Arizona job will be available by the end of the season, if not sooner.

  12. If zimmer doesn’t win in first round of the playoffs this year I could Doug p going there for sure.

  13. He’ll get another job. Mike McCarthy got another job. Norv Turner had 3 or 4 head coaching jobs. It’s just a matter of when.

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