By Max Harper
After interviewing with the Jags, Doug Pederson is set to interview with the Bears.
He is part of the Andy Reid coaching tree, as was after Matt Nagy, who was fired yesterday.
Nagy succeeded Pederson as Kansas City’s offensive coordinator under Reid in 2016 when Pederson left the organization to become the head coach of the Eagles. Chicago hired Nagy in 2018. He won Coach of the Year before he lost, of course, to the Eagles in that season’s NFC playoffs in the iconic Double Doink Game.
The quarterback in that game for the Eagles? Nick Foles, who is still under contract with the Bears through 2022. According to Spotrac, Foles had a cap hit of more than $10.6 million next season. Cutting him would leave Chicago with a dead cap hit of more than $7.6 million. Given the successful relationship between Pederson and Foles, one that saw the Eagles go 4-1 in the postseason over two seasons and win Super Bowl LII, perhaps Foles would agree to take a pay cut and rework his deal in order to remain in a friendly place.
It'll be the second interview in this cycle for the Super Bowl winner Pederson, who also is a candidate with the #Jaguars.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 10, 2022