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Doug Pederson Makes His Opinion On Playing In London Very Clear

Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson

Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson joked around with reporters Tuesday, saying that the team's annual London game is the reason he took the Jaguars' coaching position. 

While there's a flurry of other factors that likely brought the former Eagles' coach to Jacksonville (such as working with former 1st overall pick Trevor Lawrence), Pederson's supportive comments on the NFL's initiative to take games international aren't the first we've seen this season.

A few weeks ago, Packers' quarterback Aaron Rodgers shared how he was "excited" to visit London, noting that he and other supporters wanted to experience the culture and interact with fans. 

Based on his comments today that were reported to "Pro Football Talk", Pederson apparently feels the same way. The Jacksonville head coach said the following about the Jaguars' upcoming game overseas:

"We’re excited," Pederson said. "We’re thrilled to be over there and be able to take your team. There’s a lot of guys that don’t get the chance to travel outside of the country, and it’s a great way for them to experience a new city. London is a great city. I’ve played football over there. They’ve got some great fans over there. NFL fans—you’re going to see jerseys from all 32 teams."

The Jaguars, 2-5, are looking to snap a four-game losing streak this weekend as they take on the similarly-slumping Denver Broncos, losers of four consecutive games as well.