This move makes a lot of sense, considering the circumstances. Doug Pederson, Josh’s father, is the head coach of the Jaguars currently. He also attended multiple Gamblers games this season to watch his son play.
AMAZING: #Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson attended today's USFL game to see his son, Houston Gamblers tight end Josh Pederson:
And Pederson credited spring football as an important opportunity for players to show the #NFL what they can do.
Now, he has an opportunity to pursue an NFL career, landing on the Jaguars roster ahead of training camp. Had it not been for the platform – and the national exposure – that the USFL provided him with, who knows if this opportunity would have come along.
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