With the NFL regular season under way and teams working hard to be ready and build a championship-caliber roster, it all starts with the head guy at the top. The NFL has 32 teams, and with that comes the exclusive fraternity of being one of the 32 vitally important NFL head coaches.
While each of the 32 head coaches has a unique story, let’s look at the Jacksonville Jaguars head coach.
Who Is the Jacksonville Jaguars head coach?
Doug Pederson is the Jaguars head coach. He played 12 seasons as a quarterback, with stops in Miami, Green Bay, Cleveland, and Philadelphia. Pederson had 12 touchdown passes in 100 career games.
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In 1993, Pederson came off the bench in the second half to help secure Don Shula’s 325th win, which set the record for the most all-time wins by a head coach. Pederson played for three Super Bowl-winning coaches during his career. Along with Shula, he also played for Mike Holmgren and Andy Reid.
How Long Has Doug Pederson Been the Jacksonville Head Coach?
Pederson is in his second season leading the Jaguars. He led the Eagles to a 42-37-1 record in five seasons. Pederson made one playoff appearance in Philadelphia.
Pederson started his coaching career as a high school head coach in West Virginia for four seasons. In 2009, he joined Reid’s staff in Philadelphia as a quality control coach. Pederson followed Reid to Kansas City in 2013 to be the Chiefs offensive coordinator. He was named the Eagles head coach in 2016.
Who Was the Head Coach Before Pederson?
Urban Meyer was the Jaguars head coach before Pederson. He only coached 13 games in the 2021 season before he was fired. Meyer, who won three national championships at Florida and Ohio State, won only two games in Jacksonville.
Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell went 1-3 as interim head coach to finish the 2021 season.
What Is Doug Pederson’s Record with the Jaguars?
Pederson went 9-8 in his first season in Jacksonville. The Jaguars won the AFC South and a Wild Card game against the Chargers in 2022. Pederson is trying to become the first Jacksonville head coach to record back-to-back winning seasons since Jack Del Rio in 2004 and 2005.
Pederson is ranked 7th in Pro Football Network’s head coach power rankings.
Has Pederson Ever Won a Super Bowl?
Yes. Pederson has won a Super Bowl as a player and head coach. Both wins came against the Patriots. Pederson was a backup quarterback when Green Bay defeated New England in Super Bowl XXXI. He reached the Super Bowl the next season, but the Packers lost to the Broncos. As the Eagles head coach, he defeated the Patriots in Super Bowl LII. The signature play in the game was “The Philly Special.”