2. Doug Pederson can help Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence’s career take off.
Doug Pederson was an NFL quarterback himself, having played for four different years from 1993 to 2004. He wasn’t a star but knows how a locker room works. Also, he knows what it takes to play quarterback. That’s why he played a role in helping Carson Wentz play at a high level early in his career.
Even though the Eagles had just signed Sam Bradford in 2016, they rolled the dice on Wentz, and the move paid off, as the North Dakota State product performed at an MVP level in his sophomore campaign and played a key role in helping Philly qualify for the postseason in 2017. In the end, he got hurt and veteran Nick Foles picked up the slack in the playoffs but both quarterbacks were important in the Eagles’ Super Bowl run.
Speaking of Foles, he raised his game for the playoffs. He later flopped in Jacksonville but that’s the subject of another article. The point is Pederson can get the most out of his signal-callers, which is something the Jaguars should be interested in, as they have a young one in Trevor Lawrence.
Imagine the course Lawrence’s career could take under Pederson’s tutelage. Right now, the former Clemson Tiger is struggling but it isn’t because of a lack of talent. Week in and week out, he makes a few jaw-dropping throws that put his playmaking prowess on full display. However, Lawrence needs to turn those flashes into consistent production and Pederson could help him do so.