The Jaguars finally pulled the trigger and have named Doug Pederson as the new head coach.
Pederson was head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles for five seasons, compiling a 42-37-1 record, but most importantly, winning a Super Bowl with them. It was Super Bowl 52, in which he beat Bill Belichick, and Tom Brady Patriots, 41-33, with backup quarterback, Nick Foles. Following that season, Nick Foles came to the Jaguars.
Here is the official statement from Jags owner, Shad Kahn.
"Doug Pederson four years ago won a Super Bowl as head coach of a franchise in pursuit of its first world championship. I hope Doug can replicate that magic here in Jacksonville, but what is certain is his proven leadership and experience as a winning head coach in the National Football League.
It's exactly what our players deserve. Nothing less. Combine this with his acumen on the offensive side of the ball, and you have why I am proud to name Doug Pederson the new head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars. I know our fans will warmly welcome Doug and his family to Duval and I personally look forward to having Doug as part of everything we envision for the team, downtown and community in the years ahead."