Former Packers QB Doug Pederson named Eagles head coach

Posted by Mike Spofford on January 19, 2016 – 9:36 am

GREEN BAY — Former Packers QB Doug Pederson has landed his first head coaching job in the NFL, with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Pederson spent two different stints as Brett Favre’s backup QB in Green Bay, first from 1996-98, and again from 2001-04. For part of that time, he was also the holder on field goals. He appeared in a total of 66 regular-season games for the Packers, but he didn’t start any at QB, of course, during Favre’s consecutive games streak.

Pederson was with the Miami Dolphins for three seasons (1993-95) before coming to Green Bay the first time. In between his stints as a player for the Packers, Pederson played for Philadelphia in 1999 and Cleveland in 2000. He started a total of 17 games at quarterback in those two seasons.

An assistant coach in the NFL since 2009, Pederson was offensive quality control coordinator for Philadelphia for two years (2009-10) and then QB coach for two seasons (2011-12). Since 2013, he has been the offensive coordinator of the Kansas City Chiefs. The head coach he has worked under in the NFL with both franchises is Andy Reid, who was his QB coach with the Packers from 1997-98.

 


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