When Don Shula surpassed George Halas as the NFL’s all-time leader in wins., Dan Marino was not the QB that day.
It wasn’t Scott Mitchell. No even Steve DeBerg.
It was Doug Pedersen. Who?!!
Doug then went on to Green Bay and won a Super Bowl ring as Brett Favre’s backup. And now Pedersen is an NFL head coach.
The Dolphins 4th-string QB in 1993 got Don Shula’s 325th win for him, a trivia answer for the ages.
The Eagles signed an offensive coordinator from a team who is STILL active in the playoffs. Imagine that! Unlike the Dolphins, who signed an offensive coordinator from a last-place team. The Bears’ offense under Adam Gase was ranked 22nd.
Hue Jackson’s Bengals and Doug Pedersen’s Chiefs were in the Top 10. Why would Stephen Ross hire a guy from the 10th WORST offense in the NFL, when he coulda hired several guys from Top Ten BEST offenses? Why, oh why.
Again, there’s no guarantee that Pedersen will be any good. Or Hue Jackson or Chip Kelly either. But at least these men have some experience, accomplishments, and even championships under their belts. Their owners waited for the dust to settle instead of jumping the gun and hiring some guy because he did well a few years ago when he had Peyton Manning, Wes Welker, and a whole slew of dynamite weapons.