Doug Pederson won’t be calling the plays in 2021 but the Eagles’ former head coach will still be watching closely on Sundays.

And rooting for his guys.

NBC Sports Philadelphia’s John Clark caught up with Pederson at the Mike Quick Celebrity Invitational on Monday and asked him a few quick questions, including whether or not Pederson thinks Jalen Hurts has a real shot to be the quarterback in Philadelphia.

“I do,” Pederson answered. “I’ve liked Jalen Hurts and I think now with the opportunity he has with the guys around him and getting DeVonta (Smith) and getting him in here and getting him working. I know that’s his buddy and just putting the pieces together. And that’s something they can build on. I’m excited for Jalen and what he can do and obviously the organization.”