The Jacksonville Jaguars have hired former Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach Doug Pederson to be their new Head Coach. This comes around two months after the team fired first-year Head Coach Urban Meyer for poor performance and other issues. Jacksonville’s head coaching search took some time, but Pederson was always a leading candidate for the team. The team’s top priority needs to be developing quarterback Trevor Lawrence and preparing a roster for him to shine.
Former Eagles’ HC Doug Pederson is being hired as the next head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, source tells ESPN.
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In his four-year stint as Head Coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, Doug Pederson saw some success. Overall, his tenure was short, but he did coach the Eagles when they won Super Bowl LII over the New England Patriots. His record as a Head Coach in the regular season was 42-37-1 paired with a 4-2 postseason record. With only four years and a Super Bowl victory under his belt, it is hard to gauge how good of a Head Coach he really is on the field.
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The truth of the matter is the Jacksonville Jaguars are not in a good place as a franchise right now. Several candidates for their Head Coach vacancy either rejected an interview or eventually withdrew from consideration. There are plenty of coordinator jobs that are viewed as better jobs compared to the Jaguars head coaching position. Pederson may end up being the guy that turns the culture in Jacksonville around, but only time will tell.