Doug Pederson has made his living excelling in the sport of football. With experience both on the field and off, he knows what it takes to win. Following his college football career, playing as quarterback for Northeast Louisiana University, he signed on with the Miami Dolphins in 1991. His rookie career led to bigger teams contracts like the Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles. These big career moves have helped drive his career towards coaching positions, ultimately becoming head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles.Image Credit: Teed Johnson
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Doug Pederson made his mark at Northeast Louisiana as a quarterback from 1987 to 1990. If you research the records from the school, you will notice he still holds many records from nearly 30 years ago. His impressive college career made it no surprise when he was signed on as a free agent rookie in 1991 to the Miami Dolphins. However, before the regular season even started he was waived and sent back the be drafted. He was then picked up by the New York / New Jersey Knights. There he played the backup to the quarterback, Reggie Slack.
Throughout the next few years, Doug Pederson bounced around a bit from the Miami Dolphins, Carolina Panthers, and Rhein Fire, ending up with the Green Bay Packers. There he signed on as the third-string quarterback in 1995. He did not have any playing time in 1995, but in 1996 he played one game ending it with no statistics. This same season the Green Bay Packers played the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl and won. Pederson continues to play for the Packers in 1998 leading to gameplay. During the game, he threw two touchdowns but encountered a broken jaw that restricted his playing for the following four games.
In 1999, Doug Pederson signed a three-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles as the starting quarterback. Pederson continued to play the season until the week 9 game after being down 23-0. He did not receive any playing time until week 14 when the second overall pick, Donovan McNabb was injured in the fourth quarter. After the training camp in 2000, Pederson was released from the Eagles.
After considering retirement Doug Pederson decided to sign a two-year contract with the Cleveland Browns in 2000. Pederson played the third backup to quarterback Tim Couch. After both the starter and second-string quarterback suffered injuries Pederson started six games following week 7. Where in week 13 he was injured and pulled from the game, being replaced by Spergon Wynn. When Spergon was injured towards the end of the season, Pederson ended up playing the last two games of the season, ultimately being released in 2001.
In 2001, Doug Pederson’s last playing contract was signed with the Green Bay Packers playing backup primarily to quarterback Favre. Pederson continued to play backup until October 2004 when he was injured and put on reserve. This ended his season leading to his retirement.
Doug Pederson’s coaching career started in 2005 when he became the head coach of Calvary Baptist Academy. After many successful seasons, his coaching career quickly took off. In 2009 Pederson began coaching for the NFL, specifically the Philadelphia Eagles. He started as the offensive quality control coach but quickly moved up to the quarterback’s coach.
In 2012, just after a year of working as the quarterback’s coach for the Philadelphia Eagles, Doug Pederson began coaching for the Kansas City Chiefs as the offensive coordinator. There he worked with Carson Wentz as both a rookie and starting quarterback. Success at the beginning with winning their first three NFL games, but ultimately they missed the playoffs. Ending their season 7-9.
In 2016, Doug Pederson left the Kansas City Chiefs and returned to the Philadelphia Eagles, this time as head coach. It was an excellent decision by the Eagles because his first year the Eagles had their first winning record since 2014 and ultimately first Super Bowl appearance since 2004.
Doug Pederson led a successful career playing football primarily as a backup quarterback to many great teams. His knowledge of the game shows, even more, when he retired and has had even more success coaching from those early high school years all the way up to leading a team to the Super Bowl. In February 2018, Pederson will have the chance to coach a win for the Super Bowl.
His long career success has allowed Doug Pederson to command amazing wealth. In all, we estimate Doug Pederson net worth in 2018 at around $15 million.