Eagles expected to hire Chiefs’ Doug Pederson as head coach, per reports

Jan. 3, 2016; Kansas City, MO; Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson talks to defensive lineman Dontari Poe before the game against the Oakland Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium. (Emily DeShazer/The Topeka Capital-Journal)

Jan. 3, 2016; Kansas City, MO; Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson talks to defensive lineman Dontari Poe before the game against the Oakland Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium. (Emily DeShazer/The Topeka Capital-Journal)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Philadelphia Eagles are expected to hire Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson as head coach, according to numerous media reports.

Eagles beat writer Les Bowen of The Philadelphia Daily News was the first to report the news.

The Eagles and Chiefs have not confirmed the anticipated move, but that doesn’t come as a surprise because the Eagles can’t officially hire Pederson while the Chiefs are in the playoffs.

The Chiefs play the New England Patriots on Saturday at Gillette Stadium.

For his part, the 47-year-old Pederson said Wednesday his interview with the Eagles proceeded well.

“It went great,” Pederson said. “It was a great opportunity to see (Eagles executive vice president of football operations) Howie (Roseman) again and Mr. (Eagles owner Jeffrey) Lurie and the chance to talk with them and sit down with them. I have a lot of respect for the organization and what they’re doing there.”

Pederson was with Andy Reid in Philadelphia as an offensive quality control coach (2009-10) and quarterbacks coach (2011-12) before following Reid to Kansas City in 2013.

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Herbie Teope is the lead Chiefs beat writer for ChiefsDigest.com and The Topeka Capital-Journal. Use the contact page to reach him or find him on Twitter: @HerbieTeope.

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