Report: Doug Pederson considering taking time off from coaching

Pederson reportedly considered taking time out from coaching and originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia
Doug Pederson is considering taking a year off coaching, according to a report by ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, which cites unnamed sources.
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Fifty-two-year-old Pederson, who was sacked Monday, is not yet officially linked to any of the other six head-coach openings in the league, despite popular belief that the Jets - with general manager Joe Douglas - would be chasing him
"He might be intrigued by one of the (head coaching) openings, but as the source said it's been a long year for Pederson," Fowler tweeted.
Pederson missed 10 days of training camp after signing COVID and spoke last month about how difficult the year has been for him to limit personal contact with his players.
The Eagles went 4: 11: 1 in Pederson's fifth season this year and he finished his Eagles career with a 42: 37: 1 record.
Pederson has been a coach since 2005 and a coach in the NFL since 2009. He played from 1991 to 2004 so has been involved in the game on some level for 30 years. More if you return to his college career in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
It's not uncommon for coaches to have a year off to recharge. Everyday life is stressful, especially for coaches whose teams often play in the playoffs. This extends the season to January - and in Pederson's case to February 2017.
Some coaches take more than a year off. Dick Vermeil took 14 years off after leaving the Eagles after the 1982 season and taking over the Rams in 1997. Jon Gruden took nine years off between training the Buccaneers and Raiders. Current Cowboys trainer Mike McCarthy took last year off after he was fired from the Packers.
The last four Eagles head coaches were immediately hired as head coaches by another NFL team.
The last head coach of the Eagles who did not get a job as head coach immediately after leaving the Eagles was Buddy Ryan, who was fired after the 1990 season and took two years off before becoming defensive coordinator for the Oilers in 1993. He eventually became the cards' head coach in 1994.

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