Kelly to San Francisco, Eagles Will Hire Pederson

There were two Philadelphia related coaching moves yesterday as former head coach Chip Kelly was hired by the San Francisco 49ers and then later in the day it was reported that the Eagles will hire Kansas City OC and former Eagle QB Doug Pederson to be their head coach.

Doug Pederson EaglesOwner Jeffrey Lurie has chosen Kansas City offensive coordinator Doug Pederson to replace Chip Kelly, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, via a source informed of the situation.

The Eagles cannot announce the hiring until the Chiefs are eliminated from the postseason.

“We have concluded our search for a head coach,” a team spokesman said. “No further interviews are scheduled.”

The Chiefs play the Patriots on Saturday afternoon. I imagine Eagles fans will be watching that game with a bit more interest than would otherwise be the case.


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