Most non-playoff teams started their coach searches immediately after the season ended. At least one opted to wait a week.
On Monday, the Philadelphia Eagles reportedly decided to let head coach Doug Pederson go after five years with the franchise. Pederson finishes his time in Philadelphia with a 42-37-1 record and a victory in Super Bowl LII, but the team's collapse in 2020 ended up being too much for him to overcome. He is the first head coach to be fired within three years of winning a Super Bowl since Don McCafferty in 1972. Not For Long, indeed.
Per Ian Rapoport, the decision came around in part because Pederson was sick of people telling him what to do, which presumably includes what to do with Carson Wentz and his massive contract. Figuring out the quarterback situation will be priority one for whoever the next head coach will be, as will be determining how to dig out of Philadelphia's projected $52 million cap overage for next season.
The move makes Ron Rivera, hired on December 31st, 2019, the longest reigning coach in the NFC East.