By Michael Grimm
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson will call plays on offense.
Pederson will have a much more hands-on approach to the Jaguars offense than departing head coach Urban Meyer.
For example, he is expected to know which of his players are on the field in a given game.
Pederson was the Eagles’ play-caller for most of his tenure, handing off some of the responsibility in 2020, as the wheels came off the Carson Wentz-era Eagles.
Much of Pederson’s appeal as a head coaching candidate was his ability to build an offense that will suit Trevor Lawrence. It makes sense that he will be calling the plays for that offense as well.