Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie’s decision to fire coach Doug Pederson may have stemmed from differing opinions about who should be the team’s starting defender in the future.
Pederson believes Jalen Herts gives the Eagles the best chance of winning, and Luri wants to save Carson Wentz, according to Troy Aikman, who said in a Michael Irwin podcast that he spoke with Pederson after Pederson’s dismissal.
“I contacted Doug Pederson yesterday when I heard the news,” Aikman said. “What I found to be a difference of opinion on how to move forward in the quarterback position is what I felt. Jeff Lurie, the owner, has paid a lot of money to Carson Wentz and they are on the hook with him, they can’t get out of this contract right away. I believe Doug Pederson sensed that Jalen Herts was probably the quarterback ahead. And how does this network work? “
Aikman said Pederson’s shooting was “complicated” and not just for the quarterback’s position. But the regression of Wenz and the emergence of the Hurts is a major issue for the Eagles to address in the future. And if Luri and Pederson weren’t on the same page, one of them would have to go. And he wouldn’t be the owner.