As the Eagles transition towards a small-scale rebuild under Nick Sirianni, their former head coach is eying a return to the sidelines in the near future.
“The competitor inside wants to continue to compete,” Pederson said. “Hopefully, I get an opportunity to lead another football team and do the same things again and learn from the last five years. What a great teaching moment for me. I always talk about how we learn from failures and different things like that. I don’t want to say that this was a failure, but at the same time, I want to learn from the last five years moving forward in my next opportunity.”
Pederson delivered the first Lombardi Trophy in franchise history, so the talk of failure is just a competitor judging himself too harshly.
With the former quarterback and head coach looking for another shot, here are five potential 2022 landing spots.
Matt Nagy has been on the hot seat for a year now, and the draw of potentially coaching Justin Fields is too big to pass on.
The scenario is more about Aaron Rodger and Pederson’s history with the organization. It’s a long shot, but certainly a dream job.
Vic Fangio is a solid coach, but the NFL is about winning and the Broncos have high expectations despite not figuring out the quarterback position.
Dallas is loaded and anything less than a division title and return to the playoffs could spell doom for the former Packers head coach.
Add in the suspense of Pederson and Sirianni meeting twice a year, this scenario would make for blockbuster TV.
Coaches run their course with a franchise and Zimmer is approaching year seven with the Vikings. Zimmer is signed through the 2023 season, but making the playoffs, has to be the minimum expectation.