Jacksonville Jaguars Coaching Staff
The Jacksonville Jaguars hired two-time Super Bowl champion and former NFL QB Doug Pederson as head coach on Feb. 3, 2022.
In Pederson's first year as head coach of the Jaguars, he led the team to its first AFC South title and first playoff appearance since 2017. The Jaguars ranked first in the NFL in win differential from the 2021 to 2022 season and also became just the third team since 1970 to draft first overall and win their division the following season. Pederson was named the NFL 101 AFC Coach of the Year and was one of three finalists for AP NFL Coach of the Year. In discussing the team's success in the 2022 season, General Manager Trent Baalke said, "I don't think you point to anything greater than Doug's influence as a leader. When you have someone at the top that's as steady as Doug is, as fearless as he is and as authentic. Those are the three things I think of when I think of the way Doug's led this organization and this football team that really stand out."
Press Taylor enters his third season as the offensive coordinator for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2024. In 2023, for the second consecutive season, Jacksonville’s offense finished with a 4,000-yard passer (Trevor Lawrence), 1,000-yard receiver (Calvin Ridley) and 1,000-yard rusher (Travis Etienne Jr.). The Jaguars offense also finished the 2023 regular season in the top ten in passing offense (ninth) for the second straight season after finishing tenth in 2022. In Taylor’s two seasons as offensive coordinator, the Jaguars offense has finished third (404) and seventh (377) in total points in a season in franchise history.
Ryan Nielsen enters his first season as defensive coordinator for the Jaguars and his eighth season coaching in the NFL.
Nielsen spent the 2023 season with the Atlanta Falcons as defensive coordinator, where the defense finished the regular season tied for the second-most forced fumbles in the NFL (18) and ranked ninth in total tackles across the league (1,076). Neilsen coached S Jessie Bates III, who earned 2023 Pro Bowl honors, as well as Week 1 and Week 12 NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors. Bates III also became the second player since 2000 to record double-digit tackles, two interceptions and a forced fumble in a single game, joining Nedu Ndukwe in 2007. Under Nielsen’s lead, the Falcons ended the regular season as the third Falcon’s unit since 2000 to record 40+ sacks in a season.
Special Teams Coordinator
Heath Farwell enters his third season with the Jaguars as the team’s special teams coordinator. In 2023, he helped K Brandon McManus convert 30 of 37 field goal attempts and be named October AFC Special Teams Player of the Month after converting 12 field goals on 12 attempts, four of which from at least 50 yards. Under Farwell's guidance LS Ross Matiscik received multiple honors for the first time in his career. He was named to the 2024 Pro Bowl Games, received first team Associated Press All-Pro and first-team NFL Players Association All-Pro honors. Matiscik led all long snappers with eight solo tackles and became the first long snapper since 2005 to record one tackle, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery in a single game. Farwell helped P Logan Cooke set a franchise record of total punts inside the 20-yard line (162) after finishing with 29 during the 2023 season, passing P Bryan Barker (151).