Report: Doug Pederson to interview for Jaguars’ Head Coach opening later this week
Ever since Urban Meyer was fired by the Jaguars, Doug Pederson has been linked as a potential candidate to land Jacksonville’s head coaching job. According to Tom Pelissero, Pederson will now be interviewing for the position later this week.
The Jaguars will also be interviewing Dallas Cowboys coordinators Dan Quinn and Kellen Moore, along with Tampa Bay Buccaneers coordinators Todd Bowels and Byron Leftwich. Leftwich was the Jaguars’ quarterback from 2003 to 2006 and is thought to be an early favorite to land the job.
You would think the main appeal in bringing in a coach like Doug Pederson would be his locker room skills and success in the quarterback room. He has always been known to be a “players coach” and could ideally change the culture in Jacksonville.
Trevor Lawrence has struggled during his rookie season and has only thrown one passing touchdown in his last eight games. When looking at what Pederson did to develop quarterbacks such as Carson Wentz, Jalen Hurts, and Nick Foles in Philadelphia, it would make sense if Jacksonville seriously considered bringing him in to work with Lawrence.
Even if the Jaguars go in another direction, there will be several other teams that will potentially be interested in hiring Doug Pederson. It looks like we’ll learn more about the Jaguars’ hiring process over the next few weeks.
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