Schefter believes that it will ultimately come down to either Giant’ offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo, or Kansas City offensive coordinator Doug Pederson.
Schefter didn’t cite a source in this instance, but its worth noting that back in November Schefter commented that he felt signs were piling up against a Chip Kelly return in Philadelphia despite not making an official report through sources.
If McAdoo is really the front-runner for the job, than the Eagles should make an announcement before the end of the week. With no new interviews in the cards, there’d be no reason to wait to hire McAdoo.
The only reason for the Eagles to hold off on an announcement is if they’re waiting for their guy to officially become available, or in other words the Chiefs would need to be eliminated from playoff contention before Pederson can accept a job elsewhere.
I’m not in love with either candidate, but I’d certainly take McAdoo over Pederson.
With McAdoo, there’s a much stronger track record of success. Aaron Rodgers had some of his best years with McAdoo as his quarterbacks coach in Green Bay, and Eli Manning has also improved considerably since McAdoo went to serve under Tom Coughlin in New York.
As for Pederson, I just don’t see what he really brings to the table. He’s been forever billed as a smart guy, and someone who understands the game considerably well, but I just don’t see that translating on the field out in Kansas City.
Pederson doesn’t call plays. Just two years ago, Pederson’s offensive crew couldn’t manage a single touchdown pass to a wide receiver. And now, for no other apparent reason other than Andy Reid’s recommendation, he finds himself a serious candidate for the Eagles’ job.