Doug Pederson's initial coaching staff in Jacksonville is starting to come together. Days after hiring Mike Caldwell (a former teammate of Pederson's) as defensive coordinator, the Jacksonville Jaguars hired Press Taylor as their offensive coordinator, per NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.
Taylor has a long history with Pederson from their days with the Philadelphia Eagles. Originally hired by former Eagles head coach Chip Kelly in 2013, Pederson promoted Taylor to offensive quality control and assistant quarterbacks coach in his first season on the job in 2016. He was then promoted to quarterbacks coach in 2018 and added the title of passing game coordinator in 2020. Taylor spent the 2021 season with the Indianapolis Colts as a senior offensive assistant under Frank Reich, who he worked for in Philadelphia.
Press Taylor, the brother of Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor, was always thought of in high regard by Pederson. One of the reasons Pederson was fired in Philadelphia was his choice to promote Taylor to offensive coordinator for the 2021 season -- instead of hiring someone outside the organization.
"I really feel like Press has a bright future as a coordinator, so I'm trying to groom him the way Andy (Chiefs head coach Andy Reid) did with me and brought me along," Pederson said at the NFL Scouting Combine in 2020. "He's done an outstanding job there."
The 34-year-old Taylor will have another opportunity to learn under Pederson in his highest role yet.