Eagles interview Chiefs’ Pederson for coaching job

Pederson is the fifth candidate to interview for the job since Chip Kelly was fired on Dec. 29.(Orlin Wagner/AP)

PHILADELPHIA — Chiefs offensive co-ordinator Doug Pederson interviewed with the Philadelphia Eagles for their coaching vacancy on Sunday.

Pederson is the fifth candidate to interview for the job since Chip Kelly was fired on Dec. 29. He 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.

"I think it’s great he has an opportunity, compliment to the hard work he’s put in and he’s done a nice job," Reid said. "He’s ready to do that and if he has that opportunity, more power to him."

Pederson met with the team in Kansas City. The Chiefs beat Houston 30-0 to advance to the second round. They’ll play at New England next Saturday.

Eagles running backs coach Duce Staley and offensive co-ordinator Pat Shurmur and Giants offensive co-ordinator Ben McAdoo also interviewed along with former Bears offensive co-ordinator Adam Gase, who took the job in Miami.