Doug Pederson bringing what the Jaguars need right now

Fans of the Jacksonville Jaguars at 2021's draft party (Imagn Images photo pool)
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Doug Pederson speaks to the media during a press conference. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images) /

The Jacksonville Jaguars are a team that has a long history of hiring head coaches that have little to no experience. The Urban Meyer debacle is the most recent of several mistakes but it’s far from the only one. That’s why it was so refreshing to see the Jags hire Doug Pederson with the idea of bringing some stability to the franchise. He comes with experience from teams like the Chiefs and the Eagles and has shown he can get it done.

For years now, the Jaguars have been in shambles, to say the least. The front office continues to make questionable moves. On the bright side, Pederson’s introductory press conference gave us a little insight into what is to come. The filing with the NFL for a person to fill the vice president of football operations.

I like many fans I was rooting for the Jaguars to sign Byron Leftwich to be the seventh head coach. Leftwich stood out as a good candidate after he reportedly gave the Shad Khan an ultimatum. The Khan family has yet again taken a different path and ended up with Pederson as head coach while Trent Baalke remained in the front office throughout the process, which earned criticism from the media and the fanbase.

All things considered, the Jags’ decision to hire him was a good one. He has a superb track record in the NFL, guiding the Eagles to their first Super Bowl in franchise history, and playing an important role in Carson Wentz’s early development.