Per multiple sources, the Jacksonville Jaguars will interview former Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell for the same position with the franchise.
The biggest obstacles that face any new offensive coordinator for the Jacksonville Jaguars will be who is under center in 2019 and how long might he be in town given the team’s woeful season in 2018.
The Jaguars will interview former Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell for their own open coordinator position, per multiple sources. Bevell will also interview in Atlanta where he has a connection to their head coach Dan Quinn, having been part of Pete Carroll’s staff together during their runs to the Super Bowl in recent years.
The Falcons will also look to interview Dirk Koetter, the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach, who also has ties to Jacksonville and was on Gus Bradley’s staff as the offensive coordinator from 2007-2011.
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"“Jacksonville axed Nathaniel Hackett during the season but kept HC Doug Marrone. With Marrone having an offensive background, the Jags’ OC job would not appear to bring the same level of responsibility the Falcons’ gig — under defensive-minded leader Dan Quinn — would,” writes Sam Robinson of Pro Football Rumors. The Jaguars are also about to be involved in the quarterback market, while Matt Ryan is signed well into the 2020s.“Bevell led the Seahawks’ offense for seven seasons and oversaw the Vikings’ attack from 2006-10.”"
The Jaguars walk into 2019 with a team in flux, and that’s being kind. The quarterback situation is up in the air. Blake Bortles, who has started 73 games for the franchise is likely to be released. Cody Kessler is not the answer as his replacement but is a cheaper option (only $900,000 in 2019). Rookie Tanner Lee spent all but the final week of the season on the practice squad.
Jacksonville will more than likely sign a veteran free agent or make a trade to bring in a stable arm while they draft a rookie to develop in the first two rounds of the NFL Draft in April. The offense managed to score 15.3 points a contest this past season, good enough for 31st in the NFL. The team averaged 194.3 yards passing and 107.7 yards rushing per contest. No runner on the roster had a 100-yard rushing game this season.
The Jaguars fired four assistant coaches on Monday night following the news that Marrone, general manager David Caldwell and executive vice-president of football operations Tom Coughlin would be back for next season. Running backs coach Tyrone Wheatley, offensive line coach Pat Flaherty, defensive line coach Marion Hobby, and defensive backs coach Perry Fewell were all given pink slips.
There is no word yet is any other coaches will be let go. More changes to the offensive coaching staff could be made once a coordinator is chosen.