Today is a tough day for teams and players around the NFL.
Every team in the NFL has some big decisions to make as they cut their rosters down to the 53 players that will represent them at the start of the regular season.
There might not be a team in the NFL that was faced with a tougher decision than the one the Jacksonville Jaguars had to make today.
Josh Pederson joined the Jaguars early in July after he was released from his contract with the USFL’s Houston Gamblers. Pederson is the son of Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson.
While it likely isn’t easy to send any player that has spent the preseason working hard for your team into free agency, it has to be particularly tough to do it when the player in question is the son of the team’s head coach.
That is exactly what the Jags had to do today.
Josh Pederson was one of the players included in the list of players the Jaguars are waiving today.
#Jaguars waived Tucker Addington, Kevin Austin Jr, Lataviosu Brini, D.J. Coleman, Snoop Conner, Coy Cronk, De'Shaan Dixon, Erick Hallett II, Jacob Harris, Kaleb Hayes, Dequan Jackson, Samuel Jackson, Oliver Martin, James McCourt, Ayo Oyelola, Derek Parish, Josh Pederson, Gerrit…
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) August 29, 2023
Despite entering the league back in 2021, Pederson still hasn’t been able to find traction with any team in the league.
He was originally picked up by the 49ers after going undrafted, but was released in early August. He then spent a couple of weeks in New Orleans and was cut by the Saints before the end of the preseason.
Last offseason, he was a Kansas City Chief for a few months before they let him go.
After that, he made his way to the USFL, where he made 24 catches for 325 yards with the Gamblers before spending the last couple of months with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
It looks like today may be a bit of an awkward day for the Pederson family as Josh starts figuring out what is next for him and Doug Pederson continues working on defending the AFC South crown.