Wentz has planned to ask for a trade in the offseason because his relationship with Pederson is fractured beyond fix, sources said.
It's all pretty shocking, considering Pederson had started his career in Philadelphia with a bang.
The Philadelphia Eagles and head coach Doug Pederson parted ways on Monday after five seasons and one Super Bowl championship, but reports circulated following the news that Pederson was unhappy at the tail end of his tenure with the team.
But in the three years since the Super Bowl, the Eagles were 22-25-1, including 2020′s ugly 4-11-1 season.
Pederson took the Eagles job in 2016 after spending time as the offensive coordinator of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Responding to questions about the status of Howie Roseman, Lurie stood by his general manager. Pederson played third-string quarterback Nate Sudfeld instead to finish the 20-14 defeat in a move widely criticized in some National Football League circles and prompted postgame questions of Pederson's intent. Since the win over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII, however, the Eagles are 22-25-1.
The Eagles made the playoffs in 2018 and 2019 with 9-7 records, but the team needed help down the stretch to get into the postseason.
As for Hurts, a second-round draft pick last April, there was not firm clarity from Pederson on whether he had a sense that the Eagles had their quarterback of the future if the organization decides to move on from Wentz.
I went up to Doug and asked him if he was taking Hurts out, he said, 'Yes, I think Nate's earned the right to play.' I said, 'Everyone else is staying in?' He said, 'Absolutely'. I have a tremendous amount of respect for him and everything we have accomplished together over the last five seasons.