Doug Pederson Named Eagles Head Coach: Twitter Reacts to Philadelphia’s Hire

January 14, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Philadelphia Eagles aren't afraid to hitch their wagons to another first-year NFL head coach, replacing Chip Kelly with Doug Pederson on Thursday.
Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News first reported Pederson's hiring, and NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reported Pederson will officially take over once the Kansas City Chiefs, for whom he's the offensive coordinator, are eliminated from the playoffs.
ESPN's Field Yates noticed a trend with whom teams have targeted this offseason to be their head coach:
NFL Network's Albert Breer highlighted Pederson's previous connection with the Eagles; he played with the team for one season in 1999:   
Pederson isn't alone in the distinction either, which Andrew Siciliano of NFL Network noted:
Sporting News' David Steele believes bringing in the 47-year-old is a return to what made the Eagles so great under head coach Andy Reid:
NFL Network's Rich Eisen thought the hiring was a bit odd in one regard, though:

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