The Philadelphia Eagles fired Doug Pederson on Monday, a move that may have an impact on Carson Wentz's future with the franchise.
Pederson's firing increases the chances of Wentz remaining in Philadelphia, according to a source.
Pederson was expected to keep his job despite a 4-11-1 record in 2020, but owner Jeffrey Lurie had multiple meetings with the coach this past week that left him unconvinced about the vision going forward.
While announcing the decision, Lurie said the firing was not specific to Wentz or one position group, but rather a regression of the offense overall. He did not commit to Wentz returning next season but suggested the new coaching staff would work with him to get him back on track.
"I don't think any owner should decide that. Carson, to me and to I think virtually everyone in our organization, is a quarterback that in his first four years was in many ways elite, comparable to some of the great quarterbacks the first four years in the league," Lurie said."The fifth year, obviously not satisfactory for whatever reasons, there are probably multiple reasons for that."