Doug Pederson passing Jaguars’ play-calling duties to OC Press Taylor

Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator Press Taylor will be the team’s play-caller in 2023, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

“I totally trust Press,” Pederson told Rapoport, via “We think alike. We’ve been together for a long time, and he’s around Trevor [Lawrence] all the time and knows what Trevor likes.”

Taylor, who is the younger brother of Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor, previously spent time as an assistant on Pederson’s staff with the Philadelphia Eagles. By their last season together with the Eagles, Taylor had climbed through the ranks to become the quarterbacks coach and the passing game coordinator.

Pederson’s desire to make Taylor his offensive coordinator in 2021 was reportedly a leading cause of the dispute that led to the Eagles firing Pederson after five seasons.

Taylor was hired to be the offensive coordinator of the Jaguars in February 2022, less than two weeks after Pederson was introduced as the team’s new head coach. In their first season together in Jacksonville, the team finished 10th in points scored and total yardage.

Story originally appeared on Jaguars Wire