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Doug Pederson Sets Record Straight About Relationship With Carson Wentz

Jason Schandl
Doug Pederson commented on rumors around his relationship with Carson Wentz.
Doug Pederson commented on rumors around his relationship with Carson Wentz. / Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

One of the biggest stories of the young NFL offseason was the falling out between Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles organization. And according to rumors, it wasn't just Wentz and management that had problems — he was reportedly at odds with former head coach Doug Pederson.

Speaking out about those rumors for the first time, Pederson has decided to set the record straight.

Pederson shows a lot of empathy here — outlining that he fully understood Wentz's frustration at being benched. But at the same time, he refused to walk back his decisions.

I always felt like I was going to do the right thing for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Doug Pederson

If anything, it seemed like Pederson gave Wentz a longer leash than made sense last season, which makes his pro-Wentz comments in this interview that much more believable.

Ultimately, the situation does seem to have worked out better for Wentz than for Pederson.

Wentz will have a chance to establish himself as the new franchise quarterback on a playoff team with the Indianapolis Colts, while Pederson finds himself without a head coaching gig in 2021.

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