Eagles exercise option to keep Doug Pederson through 2020

By: Jesse Larch, Sports Talk Philly editor 

Doug Pederson was far from the trendy option in the summer of 2016 when the Eagles hired the Andy Reid protégé, but in just two years he has established a player-friendly culture and a brought the city of Philadelphia its first Super Bowl ever.

The Eagles have rewarded Pederson for the remarkable job that he has done over his first two seasons by exercising the fifth-year option in his contract to keep the coach in Philadelphia through the 2020 season, first reported by Tom Pelissero of NFL Network:

Including the playoffs, Pederson has led the Eagles to a 23-12 record and a 15-3 record at home in his two seasons as the head coach. 

Prior to the 2017 season former league executive Michael Lombardi claimed that Pederson was the least qualified head coach in the NFL. Pederson responded with apathy and made Lombardi eat his words with his remarkable performance en route to Super Bowl LII.