Doug Pederson speaks on Eagles’ future core
It has been four months since the Eagles moved on from former head coach Doug Pederson at the start of the 2021 offseason. Doug was back in Philadelphia yesterday for Mike Quick’s Celebrity Golf Invitational and was asked by NBC’s John Clark about the Eagles’ upcoming season. Clark asked Doug about his thoughts regarding Hurts’ ability to succeed in Philadelphia and how DeVonta Smith will fit in with the Eagles’ offense.
“I’ve liked Jalen Hurts, and I think now with the opportunity he has with the guys around him and getting DeVonta and getting him working. I know that’s his buddy and just putting the pieces together. And that’s something they can build on. I’m excited for Jalen and what he can do and obviously the organization.”
That is some high praise for a franchise that fired Pederson just a few years after their first Super Bowl win. 2020 first-round draft selection Jalen Reagor struggled throughout last year, and his failure was a big knock against the former Eagles head coach. Despite all the issues, it’s all love from Coach, who still has a lot of confidence in the speedy wideout.
“I don’t think he got to show the best. I think the injury really set him back just a little bit last year as a rookie. He’ll come in healthy. He knows exactly how to attack the game, to attack the offseason, come in healthy, and be ready to go. I think it’s kind of a great 1-2 punch that they have and really looking forward to watching him.”
Hopefully, everything will work out for the Eagles young core going into the 2021 offseason with high expectations surrounding the group. For Pederson, he remains without a coaching gig while his son Josh recently signed a UDFA deal with the 49ers.
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