By Peter Gleason

A new contract is just about the least the Eagles could do for Super Bowl-winning coach Doug Pederson.

Instead, the Birds extended him yesterday.

Pederson is now under contract through 2020.

Which avoids a lame-duck year for a coach coming off the pinnacle of pro football in unexpected fashion, coaching up a backup quarterback to lead his squad to a title in a shootout.

He’ll return armed with the security of an additional year and an up-and-coming quarterback in Carson Wentz, who was a legitimate MVP candidate before a knee injury ended his season.

Pederson has compiled a 20-12 record in two seasons, including a 13-3 mark in 2017.

He is also the owner of a perfect 3-0 record in the postseason. That’s worth the additional year.