Jaguars’ Doug Pederson expresses optimism for next season after playoff run: ‘We’re close’

Doug Pederson has excessive hopes for the Jacksonville Jaguars after only one 12 months as head coach. After main the Jags to an AFC South title with a 9-8 file, Pederson coached Jacksonville to a wild-card victory, overcoming a 27-point deficit to the Los Angeles Chargers earlier than ultimately ending their season with a loss to the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs within the divisional spherical. 
Head coach Doug Pederson of the Jacksonville Jaguars seems to be on previous to the AFC Divisional Playoff recreation in opposition to the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on Jan. 21, 2023 in Kansas Metropolis, Missouri.
(Jason Hanna/Getty Pictures)Jacksonville is trending upwards and Pederson believes: “We’re shut.” NFL REFEREE HAS HOT MIC MOMENT DURING CHIEFS-JAGUARS PLAYOFF GAME “I feel the management is correct. I feel the core guys that now we have are proper,” he informed reporters throughout a press convention Monday. “Look, it simply boils all the way down to persevering with to work laborious, simply trusting in one another. There’s consistency with the employees. There’s consistency with the gamers. You take a look at a few of these groups which can be nonetheless taking part in and that’s what they’ve had.”He continued: “That’s what it takes, that continuity and consistency. We’re simply form of in the beginning of that.”
Tyson Campbell #32 of the Jacksonville Jaguars hugs head coach Doug Pederson after beating the Los Angeles Chargers in an NFL wild card playoff soccer recreation at TIAA Financial institution Subject on Jan. 14, 2023 in Jacksonville, Florida. 
(Kevin Sabitus/Getty Pictures)CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COMThe Jaguars can have a busy offseason with a number of gamers as a consequence of enter free company, however Pederson mentioned he’s hoping to retain as a lot of the crew as potential to present quarterback Trevor Lawrence the “continuity” he wants.”We hope to attempt to get as most of the guys again as we presumably can. That was my message to these guys this morning once we met as a crew, that we’re attempting to attempt to re-sign all of them. They had been a giant a part of our success within the season. It is a credit score to these guys,” he mentioned. 
Head coach Doug Pederson and Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Jacksonville Jaguars embrace on the sector after defeating the Los Angeles Chargers 31-30 within the AFC Wild Card playoff recreation at TIAA Financial institution Subject on Jan. 14, 2023 in Jacksonville, Florida. 
(Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Pictures)CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP”These are conversations now we have to have, and they are going to be robust selections and hard conversations. It is laborious to place a timeframe on it. We will do the most effective for the Jags and ensuring that now we have the precise individuals right here. They’re the precise kind of men that we wish, and we hope to attempt to not less than make an impression attempting to re-sign our personal.”