There has been speculation that Peterson will try to lure Dick Vermeil, a former Eagle coach, and current ABC-TV commentator, out of retirement to replace Coach Frank Gansz, whose 2-year record of 8-21-1 contributed to the firing of General Manager Jim Schaaf and the resignation of longtime president Jack Steadman Dec. 8.
Peterson, 45, who signed a 4-year contract to rebuild the Chiefs, has an extensive football background. He was an assistant under Vermeil at UCLA from 1973-75, became director of player personnel for the Eagles in 1977 and helped turn them into a Super Bowl team in 1980.
As president and general manager of the Philadelphia/Baltimore Stars, he put together the United States Football League's most successful franchise. The Stars played in all three USFL championship games and won the final two.