Doug Pederson to the Jets? Former Eagles Coach the Favorite to Land in New York
Mitchell Leff/Getty Images. Pictured: Doug Pederson, Jalen Hurts, Carson Wentz
The Philadelphia Eagles fired Doug Pederson on Monday, but the head coach might be in for a quick reunion with a former boss in New York.
According to odds posted at FanDuel, Pederson is the betting favorite to be named the next head coach of the New York Jets and work for former Eagles executive Joe Douglas, now the general manager of the Jets.
Pederson’s odds to land in New York are listed at +300 with separation from the rest of the field. Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll is +600, followed by Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy and Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley who are each +650.
Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith is a popular name on the coaching carousel and is listed at +850 to take over the Jets.
Other names available are Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady (+1000), Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell (+1000), Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus (+1000) and Saints defensive backs coach Aaron Glenn (+1200).
Teams often zag when firing a head coach, so they Jets could in theory look to the defensive end after the failed Adam Gase experience. However, they Jets have an important decision to make at quarterback with Sam Darnold at the top of the depth chart and the No. 2 pick in the upcoming draft. They’ll be picking after the Jacksonville Jaguars, who are expected to take Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence.
Justin Fields, Zach Wilson and Trey Lance are among the quarterbacks in the first round of mock drafts.
Philadelphia is moving on from their Super Bowl-winning coach following a disappointing 4-11-1 season highlighted by an embarrassing Week 17 loss to the Washington Football Team on national television. The Eagles’ next head coach inherits a decision between Carson Wentz, Jalen Hurts or someone from the outside.