Doug Pederson could get the Jacksonville Jaguars back on track.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media says he talked to two people close to Pederson and based on what they both said, Doug Pederson was fed up with being told what to do. Last offseason, Jeff Lurie and general manager Howie Roseman pressured him to fire offensive coordinator offensive coordinator Mike Groh. This made Pederson angry and led him to threaten to quit in protest, per Jeff McLane of the Philly Inquirer.
Also, Pederson didn’t have much talent to work with. After loading the roster in 2017, Roseman failed to replenish the roster in the last two years. He signed expensive free agents and missed on many of his draft choices. Last season, the Eagles lacked talent and depth in pretty much every position group on the roster, with the exception of the defensive line. This should make Pederson’s success in previous seasons more remarkable.
This doesn’t mean the Jaguars should go out of their way to hire Pederson. They have to perform due diligence and determine how much of a role he had in the Eagles’ dearth of success last season. By the same token, they need to consider his track record as a head coach and how much of an influence he had in Philadelphia’s Super Bowl run, and the best way to find out is by granting him an interview.