INDIANAPOLIS -- Prior to being named the head coach of the Eagles, Doug Pederson spent the past three seasons as the Kansas City Chiefs' offensive coordinator.
During Pederson's time in Kansas City, the Chiefs led the NFL in rushing touchdowns, ranked third in yards per carry and seventh in total rushing yards. The Chiefs also had a 29 turnover differential as the team committed the third-fewest turnovers in that three-year span. Quarterback Alex Smith thrived under Pederson's watch as he won the most regular season games in a three-year span in franchise history and posted the most productive statistical numbers of his 11-year career.
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid is not in Indianapolis for the NFL Scouting Combine due to knee-replacement surgery. The team's general manager John Dorsey addressed reporters and discussed the Eagles' hiring of Pederson.
"He's been around football, the game of football, for a long time. Any time you can take a coach and you develop your skills as a high school coach, and then you work up the ranks and all of a sudden, you're lucky enough to get into pro football, I think it's always important that, who you get with in this whole process, and he was lucky enough to get with Andy Reid," Dorsey said.
"He began to see how to process and how to build certain things and how to build a team. The play-calling component of it, I think Doug will do a fabulous job. What I've seen with Doug is, he's built a really good staff. I love Doug, I can't wait to see what he does. I really think he'll do a wonderful job."