Eagles plan to hire Chiefs OC Doug Pederson

FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2015, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson addresses members of the media during NFL football training camp practice, in St. Joseph, Mo. Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson believes his interview for the vacant head coaching job in Philadelphia went "great." He insisted Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, that he is focused on Saturday's playoff game against the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. (Andrew Carpenean/The St. Joseph News-Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Kansas City offensive coordinator Doug Pederson has accepted the Philadelphia Eagles’ offer to become their coach, a person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the Eagles have not officially announced the hiring. Pederson can’t be officially hired as long as the Chiefs are in the playoffs. Kansas City plays at New England on Saturday.

Pederson started nine games at quarterback for the Eagles in 1999 and began his NFL coaching career as an assistant under Andy Reid in Philadelphia in 2009. Pederson followed Reid to Kansas City in 2013.

Philadelphia also interviewed Adam Gase, who was hired by Miami; Ben McAdoo, who was hired by the New York Giants; Tom Coughlin; and two of the Eagles’ assistant coaches during the 2015 season under Chip Kelly: Pat Shurmur and Duce Staley.

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