By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Jacksonville Jaguars have elected to hire an experienced NFL head coach this time around. One year ago, the team decided to go with a college head coach.
Urban Meyer was a bust in his role with the team. The Jaguars are hoping that Doug Pederson will be the right man for the job moving forward.
Late Thursday night, the Jaguars hired Pederson as their new head coach. He sat out the 2021 season after being fired by the Philadelphia Eagles.
He is taking over a team, that has not had a winning record since the 2017 season when the team went 10-6. Since then, the Jaguars are 15-50 in the last four seasons.
Pederson will help mentor Trevor Lawrence, who was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. The young signal-caller has a bright future and the Jaguars are hoping that the veteran coach can turn Lawrence into a star.
The 54-year-old was the Eagles head coach from 2016 through 2020. He won Super Bowl LII when the team when he guided the Birds to a win over the New England Patriots at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The 2017 Maxwell Club NFL Coach of the Year also was the offensive coordinator with the Kansas City Chiefs from 2013 through 2015. He also served as the Eagles’ quarterbacks coach in 2011 and 2012.
He was the Eagles offensive quality control coach in 2009 and 2010. Pederson began his coaching career at Calvary Baptist Academy where he spent four seasons as a head coach.
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