Jacksonville Jaguars Hire New Head Coach

The Jacksonville Jaguars have found their man as the team announced they have signed former Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson as their new head coach. 

Jags owner Shad Khan met with the media and had this to say about what Pederson brings to the franchise in desperate need of hitting the reset button:

Doug Pederson four years ago won a Super Bowl as head coach of a franchise in pursuit of its first world championship. "I hope Doug can replicate that magic here in Jacksonville, but what is certain is his proven leadership and experience as a winning head coach in the National Football League. It's exactly what our players deserve. Nothing less.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Pederson was successful over Rich Bisaccia for the position as the final two candidates. There was also Bryon Leftwich from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who was in the running but he ended up withdrawing from the position.

As for Pederson, he enjoyed some successful seasons in Philadelphia which included three playoff appearances in five seasons and a record of 42-37-1, including winning Super Bowl LII against the New England Patriots. He was let go by the Eagles after a down season in 2020.

After the Urban Meyer experience it can't get much worse for the Jaguars. Pederson will be the perfect breath of fresh air the franchise needs and now the focus turns to making Trevor Lawrence an elite quarterback.

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