Doug Pederson controversially benched Jalen Hurts late in a Week 17 loss to the Washington Football Team, but that apparently was not a factor in the Philadelphia Eagles firing the coach Monday.

"Nothing to do with it whatsoever," owner Jeffrey Lurie told reporters Monday.

The Eagles finished the year 4-11-1 with seven losses in the final eight games, but it was the Week 17 loss that gained the most attention. Not only did Pederson keep several key players inactive, including Miles Sanders and Fletcher Cox, but the coach also benched Hurts in the fourth quarter in favor of third-stringer Nate Sudfeld.