Back in the league, Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Pederson found a familiar face to run the defense.
On Friday, it was reported that the Jacksonville Jaguars will hire Tampa Bay Buccaneers inside linebacker Mike Caldwell as their new defensive coordinator.
Mike Caldwell and Doug Pederson played together in Philadelphia in the 1999 season. During the 2008-2012 season, the two coached together under Andy Reid. His coaching career with the Philadelphia Eagles, Arizona Cardinals, New York Giants and Tampa Bay Buccaneers is evident in his experience as a variety of defensive assistants.
During the 2021 season at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Mike Caldwell’s defense ranked third in the league in run defense and first in pressure. He’s expected to follow a similar defensive system at the Jacksonville Jaguars.