Report: Eagles to retain both Doug Pederson and Howie Roseman in 2021

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – NOVEMBER 24: Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman is pictured during the National Football League game between the Seattle Seahawks and Philadelphia Eagles on November 24, 2019 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA (Photo by John Jones/Icon Sportswire)

According to Jay Glazer on a segment in today’s FOX NFL Sunday, the Eagles will indeed be retaining both Head Coach Doug Pederson and GM Howie Roseman.

Glazer states that Pederson is ‘going to have to make a bunch of chances on his staff’ and that Howie Roseman ‘is not on the hot seat’.

This news does come as a fairly eyebrow-raising surprise. The Eagles go into tonight’s week-17 matchup having been eliminated from the playoffs for the first time since 2016, with the Birds having won the Super Bowl one year later and made the playoffs on every occasion since.

Both Doug Pederson and Howie Roseman have come under significant fire this season and with good reason. The team has been a disaster on the field and pressure has been mounting on Roseman for a while now after a slew of draft classes that just haven’t lived up to expectations.

It was assumed that the team would either look to move on from Carson Wentz or make a change from the top first and it looks as though that following today’s report that Wentz wants to help facilitate an exit-plan, that the decision has been made.

The significant coaching staff changes have to be pointing towards a revamp at whatever happened to the offensive coordinator position. After bringing in several ‘advisors’ the offense collapsed under its own weight and it felt like there were simply too many chefs in the Kitchen, leaving the Eagles with a Soup that was beyond spoiled.

The leash on both men has to be short at this point. Jeffrey Lurie doesn’t take underperforming lightly. He very much forced the firing of Mike Groh last season after Pederson guaranteed his return, maybe there’s some accountability on his part for the way this season has turned out, leading him to give Pederson another chance in a more stable environment. Either way, another season like this one is surely going to end in the departures of both figures so the time-bomb is still very much ticking.

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