The Jaguars spent quite a long time searching for a new coach after they fired Urban Meyer after his only season with the franchise. The seven-week search resulted in hiring Doug Pederson, the 54-years old former quarterback and the ex-head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Pederson career with Philadelphia includes a Super Bowl-winning, so the franchise’s owner puts high hopes on the following season with the new coaching roster. The Jaguars considered several other candidates, for instance, the Raiders interim coach Bisaccia or Byron Leftwich from the Buccaneers. However, Pederson’s experience as the quarterback and an essential goal to develop Trevor Lawrence, the most prominent pick of the 2021 Draft, might have become decisive factors.