The Jacksonville Jaguars have at least 3 candidates to digest for their vacant offensive coordinator position, as they will interview former Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman in addition to Greg Roman and Kirby Wilson.
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Before his falling out this season in Chicago, Trestman was one of the hottest coaching names in 2013. He helped establish one of the most potent offenses in the NFL with Jay Cutler, ending up with the 5th ranked passing offense in 2013. This past season was a disaster however, as the Bears could not stop anyone else from scoring, and Jay Cutler’s penchant for turnovers landed him on the bench. Still, with all the troubles they had, Cutler managed to compile a respectable statistical season – 66% completion, 3812 yards, 28 touchdowns and 18 interceptions in 15 games. If that’s a bad season, I’ll take that in Jacksonville right now.
Trestman is also interviewing for the offensive coordinator position in Tampa Bay, where he would presumably be reunited with one of his quarterback reclamation projects in Josh McCown. That may be overblown however, as there is an almost certainty that the Bucs will select a quarterback, possibly Oregon’s Marcus Mariota, with the first overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft. Part of Trestman’s decision will be if he would rather work with Blake Bortles and his skillset, or Marcus Mariota and his skillset.