Jaguars to interview ex-Eagles Doug Pederson for their head coaching job

Written by Doug Rush

Jaguars to interview ex-Eagles Doug Pederson for their head coaching job

The Jacksonville Jaguars are preparing for life after Urban Meyer and are prepared to interview candidates for his now former job.

First up is former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson.

The 53-year-old former Eagles head coach has spent the last year away from football after getting fired by Philadelphia after a 4-11 season. Things between Pederson and the Eagles broke down to the point where it cost Pederson his job.

Pederson lead the Eagles to their first Super Bowl championship back in 2017, which was why his firing was seen as a major surprise.

With the Eagles, Pederson went 42-37-1 in the regular season and went 4-2 in the postseason.

He is one of several candidates that Jacksonville will look at; they’re reportedly interested in Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich, former Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell and both Dallas Cowboys coordinators; offensive coordinator Kellen Moore and defensive coordinator Dan Quinn.

About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.

In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.

After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.

In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.

Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.