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Pat Shurmur

AP source: Doug Pederson accepts Eagles' coaching offer

Doug Pederson is the new man in charge of the Philadelphia Eagles.


Pederson, the offensive coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs, has accepted an offer to become Philadelphia's coach, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Thursday night. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the Eagles have not officially announced the hiring.

Pederson, who didn't interview with any other teams, can't be officially hired while the Chiefs are in the playoffs. Kansas City plays at New England on Saturday.

Pederson isn't a popular choice in a football-crazed town that hasn't celebrated an NFL championship since 1960....