Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) talks with Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson as they participate in an organized team activity Monday, June 6, 2022 at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville. Jki Ota7 38

It’s been a tough NFL road already for Jacksonville Jaguars’ second-year quarterback Trevor Lawrence. The nightmare of the Urban Meyer reign is finally over and now Lawrence and the team can look forward to a fresh start.

In a recent appearance on The Herd with Colin Cowherd, Lawrence praised new head coach Doug Pederson for the changes he has already made to this team.

“[H]is resume speaks for itself. But then seeing the way he carries himself, the way he treats people,” Lawrence said. “The way he leads, I think we’re similar — just our demeanors our personality. Doesn’t get too high or too low. I think that’s really important to have if you’re going to be a really good head coach, especially in the NFL.”

During his time with the team, Meyer was accused by many of verbal and physical abuse towards Jaguars staff and players. That’s not going to be the case with Pederson, according to Lawrence.

“It’s been great getting to know him. I think he’s done a great job just planning out our offseason,” said Lawrence. “There were a lot of changes we needed to make and I think he’s made those. He’s put together a great plan of progressing our team offensively and defensively. So now that we’re ready going into camp, I think he’s done a great job. So, I’m excited.”

Before coming to the Jags, Pederson was the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles and lead them to their only Super Bowl win back in 2018. We’ll see if he can do the same thing for Jacksonville.


About Stacey Mickles

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