Nick Sirianni doesn’t know his predecessor well, but he’s got all the respect in the world for him.
Sirianni replaced Pederson after the Philadelphia Eagles fired him following the 2020 season. Pederson is now the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, a team on the rise that Philly will face in Week 4.
It will continue the season of reunions for the Eagles, who faced Carson Wentz in Week 3, will have Pederson in Week 4 and then will oppose Zach Ertz and the Arizona Cardinals in Week 5.
During his weekly appearance on “Angelo Cataldi and the Morning Team”, Sirianni praised Pederson for his contributions to the Eagles.
“Obviously, I have so much respect for Coach Pederson,” Sirianni said. “I don’t know him well, but I know him from Frank (Reich) and Frank always spoke so highly of him, as well. He did something in this city that I hope to do, he won a championship. I’ve got a lot of respect for him.
“I know this team is well-coached, again I’m just starting my preparation. I got here this morning to start my preparation for Jacksonville, so I already know they’re well-coached, and I know Coach Pederson is a really phenomenal coach."
Kickoff for Jags-Eagles will be at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday.