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Trevor Lawrence gives strong endorsement to Doug Pederson hire

Trevor Lawrence celebrates

Trevor Lawrence is clearly a big fan of the Jacksonville Jaguars’ hire of Doug Pederson as head coach.

Lawrence said he was “excited” and “relieved” to see the Jaguars bring in Pederson, and cited the coach’s experience as an NFL quarterback as a huge positive.

“He played the quarterback position, so he sees it through my lens more so than a lot of coaches that haven’t played the position,” Lawrence said in an interview with the team’s official website.

Lawrence being pleased with this hire is a pretty big deal from Jacksonville’s point of view. He took a strong interest in Jacksonville’s coaching search and even advocated for having some say in the ultimate decision. Whether that happened or not is unclear, but Lawrence is clearly pleased with the ultimate outcome.

Pederson spent ten seasons as an NFL quarterback, primarily as a backup with the Green Bay Packers. That experience can’t hurt when it comes to developing Lawrence.

Photo: Oct 10, 2021; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) gestures after scoring a touchdown during the second half against the Tennessee Titans at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Pendleton-USA TODAY Sports

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