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The Philadelphia Eagles franchise fired their former head coach Chip Kelly with one game remaining on the 2015 schedule. Today it has been revealed that they have named Doug Pederson as the coach to take the reigns. The move comes just two days after the former offensive coordinator’s season ended when the Kansas City Chiefs were eliminated by the New England Patriots during the divisional round of the playoffs.

We are excited to introduce Doug Pederson as our new head coach. 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.

Pederson has an extensive NFL history, having played quarterback for four different teams from 1993 to 2004, even playing for the Eagles back in 1999.