Chiefs coach Andy Reid calls the offensive plays, though he occasionally delegates to Pederson. All three coached or played under Reid in Philadelphia.
"I sometimes hesitate giving my opinion on the Eagles, however he is a mentee of Andy Reid and I think Andy Reid is probably the most winningest coach in our history, so I want to give him the benefit of the doubt and welcome Doug to Philly", Kenney said.
"I think he understands the personalities around a locker room".
The Chiefs face the New England Patriots in the divisional round Saturday.
Tom Coughlin isn't ready to fade into retirement.
And now, just 12 years after his playing career came to an end - and just eight years removed from coaching at Calvary Baptist Academy in Shreveport, La. - it appears the Eagles finally see in Pederson what Reid saw years ago. He has a friend there in senior consultant Tom Gamble, previously fired by the Eagles.
The general consensus has become that Pederson must not have been the Eagles first choice.
According to reports, the San Francisco 49ers have received permission from the Giants to also interview the 69-year-old coach this week. The Bengals are out of the playoffs, so it would be possible for the Eagles to interview Guenther this week. He is also an ex-Eagles player himself, backing up Eagles Hall of Famer Donovan McNabb for a short time.
Coughlin was a proven victor with an intimate knowledge of the NFC East and a fairly good handle of the current assets around One NovaCare Way.
Their relationship goes back much further than just coaching together, however.
From all accounts, Pederson seems to be that guy.
That doesn't mean he can not develop into a solid coach and play caller.
"One, he's relatable. Two, the guy is brilliant regarding an offensive mind", Kelce said. McAdoo is set to become the new head coach of the Giants, per reports. A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press the Giants are hiring offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo as their next head coach. They must wait for the Chiefs to be eliminated from the postseason to bring him to Philadelphia.
The Eagles were seeking a fatherly type to relate to the players.
From there, Pederson rejoined Reid as a quality control coach on the Eagles' staff. Pederson spent two years in that role then was promoted to quarterbacks coach in 2011.
The Eagles liked Gase, but he chose Miami. Lurie has only had three coaches under his ownership of the Eagles.