Doug Pederson Biography, Age, Family, Siblings, Wife, Kids and Net Worth

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  1. What does Doug Pederson do for a living?
  2. Who are Doug Pederson’s parents and siblings?
  3. What are Doug Pederson’s interests and hobbies?
  4. Is Doug Pederson married or does he have a girlfriend?
  5. Does Doug Pederson have any children?
  6. Where is Doug Pederson now?
  7. How tall is Doug Pederson?
  8. How much money does Doug Pederson earn?
  9. What is Doug Pederson’s net worth?

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 Who is Doug Pederson?

Douglas Irvin Pederson known as Doug Pederson is a professional American football coach and former quarterback in the National Football League (NFL). He spent most of his 13-season playing career as a backup to Brett Favre on the Green Bay Packers. Doug was part of the team that won a Super Bowl title in Super Bowl XXXI. Additionally, he was a backup to Dan Marino on the Miami Dolphins and a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles and Cleveland Browns until he retired in 2004.

Doug started his coaching profession under Andy Reid, working as an assistant for the Eagles from 2009 to 2012. In 2013, after Andy was named the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, Doug followed him to work as the team’s offensive coordinator. He later went back to the Eagles in 2016 as their head coach, a role he held for five seasons. Pederson’s greatest success with the Eagles happened in the 2017 season after he led the franchise to their first Super Bowl title in Super Bowl LII. He is among the four individuals to win a Super Bowl as a player and coach, behind Tom Flores, Mike Ditka, and Tony Dungy.

A photo of Doug Pederson
A photo of Doug Pederson

How old is Doug Pederson?

Aged 53 as of 2021, Douglas Irvin Pederson was born on January 31, 1968, in Bellingham, Washington, U.S. He shares his birthday with celebrities including Josh Richards, Nikita Dragun, Brooke Monk, Justin Timberlake, Don Hutson, Jersey Joe, Thomas Merton, Preity Zinta, Jessica Walter, Jackie Robinson, among others.

Doug Pederson Family

Who are Doug Pederson’s parents?

Douglas Irvin Pederson was born in Bellingham, Washington to his parents Teri Boykin and Gordon ”Gordy” Pederson. He was born and brought up in Bellingham, Washington. His father died in 2016, aged 33, having been born in 1933.

Does Doug Pederson have siblings?

Pederson was born to his parents as the firstborn in a family of three children. He has two younger siblings, one brother, Craig Pederson, and one sister Cathy Swenson. Craig who worked as a prep football referee for almost 25 years, and was a hockey player from 1994 to 2000, died in 2021, after battling cancer.

Doug Pederson Education

Pederson joined Ferndale High School in nearby Ferndale, Washington, where he was an All-State selection in football, basketball, and baseball. He then attended Northeast Louisiana University after graduating from high school. At the university, he was a quarterback from 1987 to 1990 and still holds many passing records at the school.

Doug Pederson Interests

Pederson began his interest in sports from a young age and loved to play football, basketball, and baseball in high school. He carried on his interest in football in college and was later a professional player in the NFL. Pederson is also a devout Christian in faith.

Doug Pederson Wife

Pederson is married to the love of his life, Jeannie Pederson. The couple is happily married with three children, all sons from their marriage. Pederson, his supportive wife, and their three sons, all reside in Moorestown, New Jersey.

Doug Pederson Kids

Pederson and his sweetheart, Jeannie have three children together, sons Josh Pederson, Drew Pederson, and Joel Pederson.

Doug Pederson Height

Adding to his athletic, well-built and muscular body, Pederson has an impressive height of 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) and a moderate weight of 116 kg (256.75 lbs).

Doug Pederson playing career

Pederson was an All-State selection in football, baseball, and basketball in Ferndale High School. He then joined Northeast Louisiana University, and played as a quarterback from 1987 to 1990, holding multiple passing records at the school.


Miami Dolphins

Doug was initially signed as a rookie free agent on May 1, 1991, by the Miami Dolphins, out of Northeast Louisiana University. He was drafted in the fifth round for the first pool of draft-eligible players on February 4, 1992, by the New York/New Jersey Knights of the World League of American Football (WLAF), after spending the 1991 season as a free agent. Doug was the backup quarterback to Reggie Slack with the Knights from March to May 1992.
Pederson was re-signed and waived various times by the Dolphins from 1992 to1995. He was re-signed initially on June 2, 1992, and spent the year at the training camp with the Dolphins. The last time was on October 10, 1995, after Dan Marino suffered a knee injury during a week 6 game. He was re-signed to serve as the third quarterback behind Bernie Kosar and Dan McGwire for the following two games. He was eventually released again following Marino’s return for week 9 on October 24.

Green Bay Packers

Pederson worked out for the Green Bay Packers after week 10 in 1995. This was because of a season-ending injury suffered by backup Ty Detmer and a minor injury sustained by starter Brett Favre. The Packers then signed Bob Gagliano to serve as the third-stringer quarterback for weeks 11 and 12. Doug then took the place of Gagliano as the third-string quarterback when he signed with the team on November 22, 1995. T. J. Rubley was later waived on December 13, leaving Jim McMahon and Pederson as Favre’s backups. Favre, however, did not miss out on any games. leaving Pederson out of the game action for the team in 1995.

In 1996, Doug served as the third quarterback behind Favre and McMahon, playing in one game but did not record any statistics. He later acquired a Super Bowl ring after the Packer’s victory against the Patriots in Super Bowl XXXI and re-signed with the team with a two-year contract on February 20, 1997. Throughout 1997, Pederson was again the third quarterback, backing up Favre and Steve Bono. He beat out Rick Mirer for the backup position to Favre, and the primary placekick holder job in 1998. Doug took the place of Favre in the final five minutes of a blowout game in a Week 5 loss to the Vikings and threw two touchdowns in his place. However, Pederson suffered a broken jaw staying out for the Packers’ following four games.

Philadelphia Eagles

On February 18, 1999, Doug signed a three-year, $4.5 million contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. He became the team’s starting quarterback under new head coach Andy Reid, who was previously his quarterback coach from 1997 to 1998 in Green Bay. Doug was kept the starter by Reid, even after the team drafted Donovan McNabb with the second overall pick in the 1999 NFL Draft in April 1999, until McNabb was ready to play. He was later replaced by McNabb after he suffered a bruised throwing shoulder, following one half in a Week 2 defeat to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Pederson went 12-of-19 for 100 yards and an interception.

Doug’s first win in NFL came in week 5 in a game against the Dallas cowboys. He played the whole game, going 11-of-29 for 145 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Pederson then played the entirety of the next three games, recording a 1-2 record while throwing three touchdowns and three interceptions. In his last start as an Eagle, he was benched at halftime of a Week 9 game against the Panthers after going 3-of-9 for 28 yards and being down 23-0. He remained on the bench until a week 14 game against the Cowboys after McNabb suffered an injury in the fourth quarter. Doug went 8-of-12 for 108 yards and a touchdown in a defeat, and Koy Detmer got the stater in front of him in week 15. Following Pederson, spending the following season’s training camp with the team, the Eagles released him on August 28, 2000.

Cleveland Browns

Pederson thought of retirement after being released by the Eagles, however, he signed a two-year contract with the Cleveland Browns on September 2, 2000. The team’s backup, Ty Detmer, suffered a season-ending injury and they required a backup quarterback to starter Tim Couch. This became the second time in his career to be signed to take the place of an injured Ty Detmer. Doug began as the third quarterback behind Couch and Spergon Wynn until Couch suffered a season-ending injury in week 7.

Doug began the following six games posting a record of 1-5. He was kicked out of the game with bruised ribs and replaced with Wynn in a Week 13 game against the Baltimore Ravens. Wynn started the following week against the Jacksonville Jaguars, however, he suffered a season-ending injury and was replaced by Pederson. Doug came back for the last two games of the season, losing both, which include a 35-24 defeat to his former team, the Eagles, and a 24-0 shutout defeat to the Tennessee Titans. On February 22, 2001, he was released after the season.

Green Bay Packers (second stint)

On March 13, 2001, the Packers re-signed Pederson to a one-year contract, to take the place of backup Matt Hasselbeck, who was traded to the Seattle Seahawks. Pederson was the main backup to Favre for the whole of the 2001 season and was the main placekick holder in every game. On April 2, 2002, Doug was re-signed to a one-year, $650,000 contract with the team, and was again the backup quarterback and primary holder in all 16 games in 2002. Favre later in a Week 7 game against the Washington Redskins, suffered a sprained knee and Pederson took most of the snaps in the second half, going 9-for-15 for 78 yards to assist win the game 30-9. He also played in games against the Miami Dolphins, Detroit Lions, and New York Jets.


On April 29, 2003, Pederson re-signed with the Packers to a one-year, $750,000 contract. He backed up Favre in all 16 games and held placekicks for the third consecutive season. Doug completed both of his passes in the regular season for a total of 16 yards. On April 28, 2009, the Packers re-signed Pederson to a one-year contract. Later Tim Couch was signed to complete for the backup quarterback position, but lost out to Pederson and was released on September 5, 2004. Pederson took the place of Favre in a Week 3 game against the Indianapolis Colts, in a blowout defeat and went 4-of-6 for 34 yards and an interception.

The following week, a week 4 game against the New York Giants, Favre sustained a concussion in the third quarter, and Pederson took his place at quarterback. Doug went 7-of-17 for 86 yards and an interception in the defeat prior to suffering a hit on his side in the third quarter. The hit resulted in a cracked bone in his back, a torn muscle in his side, and a broken rib. He remained in the game up to the final snap, when he was replaced by third-string quarterback Craig Nall. On October 7, Doug was placed on injured reserve ending his season and then retired in March 2005, to be a head coach at Calvary Baptist Academy.

Doug Pederson Coaching career

Calvary Baptist Academy

Following his retirement, Doug was hired as head football coach of Calvary Baptist Academy, a private Christian high school in Shreveport, Louisiana. Calvary was heading to its second year as a program when he signed on in March 2005. Doug was the head coach at Calvary for four years and held a 33-7 record in the regular season and an 8-3 record in the post-season. The team was in the state playoffs all four years with Pederson as their head coach. In Doug’s first season in 2005, the team went 5- and lost in the first round of the state playoffs. He later led the Cavaliers to the semi-finals and to their first district title in 2007.

Philadelphia Eagles (assistant)

Pederson was hired as the offensive quality control coach on January 29, 2009, for the Philadelphia Eagles. He was reunited with his former head coach Andy Reid. Pederson was later on February 8, 2011, promoted to quarterbacks coach, taking the place of James Urban, who was promoted to assistant offensive coordinator.

Kansas City Chiefs

Pederson followed Andy Reid to the Kansas City Chiefs to work as offensive coordinator on January 11, 2013. After a 1-5 start in 2015, Reid gave Doug play-calling duties in the second half of the season. The Chiefs went on to win their last 10 games, making Pederson a coaching candidate for 2016.

Philadelphia Eagles (head coach)

Pederson was hired by the Eagles on January 11, 2013, as head coach to replace Chip Kelly. The Eagles drafted Carson Wentz with the second overall pick in 2016, despite having Sam Bradford on the roster as the starting quarterback. Prior to the 2016 season beginning, Sam was traded to the Vikings and Wentz was named the starting quarterback as a rookie. Wents and Doug won their first three NFL games together, but completed the season 7-9, missing out on the playoffs.

Second season

Pederson’s second season was more successful as he guided the team to a record of 13-3, winning them the NFC East division championship and allotting them home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. Carson, who was having a career year and was considered a front runner for league MVP, tore his ACL in Week 14, leaving backup Nick Foles with the starting job for the rest of the year. In spite of becoming major playoff underdogs because of the loss of Wents, Foles filled in well as the starter, allowing the Eagles to proceed to Super Bowl LII, their first Super Bowl appearance since the 2004 season. Finally, Super Bowl MVP Foles led the team in a 41-33 victory against the Patriots, gaining them their first Lombardi Trophy in franchise history and their first league championship since 1960. It was reported on May 3, 2008, that the Eagles picked up Pederson’s fifth-year option, allowing him to coach the team through 2020. It was later that summer reported that he signed a contract extension to the 2022 NFL season.

Third season

Doug’s third season was not as fruitful as the previous one, and the team struggled with many injuries to their secondary and wide receivers. After beginning 4-6 in their first 10 games, the Eagles went on to win 5 of their last 6 games. Following winning their last game against the Washington Redskins and the Vikings losing to the Bears, the team made it back to the playoffs with a 9-7 record as the 6th seed. The Eagles went on to beat third-seeded Chicago in a defensive showdown, 16-15. Despite this, following a promising beginning in their Divisional Round game in New Orleans, the Eagles fell to the Saints, 20-14. This became Pederson’s first career postseason defeat as a head coach. The next season, the team had numerous injuries for the second straight year. Following starting 5-7 in the first 12 games, the Eagles were able to win their final 4 games and completed with a 9-7 record for the second consecutive year. This was also their second NFC East division title in three years, but they however lost in the following game against Seattle Seahawks 17-9 in the Wild Card round.


Pederson tested positive for COVID-19 on August 2, 2020, during training camp. He planned to communicate virtually with the team during his quarantine and assigned day-to-day head coaching duties to assistant head coach Duce Staley in the interim. Doug later came back to the team on August 12, and the team had their 3rd straight year of injuries, especially on the offensive line in the 2020 season. The team reached a record 14 different offensive line combinations during the season. The Eagles then lost to the Washington Football team by 14-20 to finish with a division-worst 4-11-1 record. Doug was accused of deliberately losing the game to increase the team’s draft position, despite stating the decision he made was to grant Sudfeld the chance to play. It was then announced on January 11, 2021, that Doug was fired as head coach of the Eagles. He finished his tenure in Philadelphia with a 42-37-1 (.531) regular-season record, a 4-2 (.667) playoff record, and a 46-39-1 (.541) career record.

Doug Pederson Net Worth

American professional football coach and former player, Pederson is an experienced coach in the football industry. He was recently the Philadelphia Eagles head coach from 2016 to 2021. Doug earned an annual salary of $4 million and has gathered an accumulative net worth of $12 million as of 2021.