16 Denver Broncos head coach options with Vic Fangio out
4. Doug Pederson, Free Agent
Very few coaches on the open market right now have won a Super Bowl as a head coach.
Doug Pederson and the Eagles obviously won the Super Bowl just a couple of years after the Broncos won Super Bowl 50. The way Pederson and Eagles GM Howie Roseman were handing out money to the guys they drafted and developed, it looked like they might be on their way to a potential dynasty.
Unfortunately, things did not work out with Carson Wentz in Philadelphia, and as we’ve seen in Denver, inconsistency at the QB position can really make head coaches look bad.
A lot of people think that Frank Reich is the reason why Pederson was successful in Philadelphia, and Reich certainly had a lot to do with their Super Bowl win.
However, Pederson should definitely be in consideration for the Broncos’ job because of the fact that he’s one of the only candidates to win a Super Bowl as a head coach, and the only one to win one as a head coach in any recent year.
Pederson was the offensive coordinator for Andy Reid in Kansas City from 2013-15 when the Broncos were playing some of their best football in the last three decades.
Although the Chiefs had some good teams in that time, they were completely overshadowed by the Broncos’ success.