Jacksonville Jaguars: 4 possible replacements for OC Jay Gruden in 2021
Could Sean McVay’s coaching tree extend to the Jacksonville Jaguars?
After the overwhelming success Sean McVay enjoyed early in tenure as the Los Angeles Rams head coach, jokes arose about how having a cup of coffee with him or chaperoning him on prom night would get you a job in the NFL. Putting aside how funny or not the joke is, McVay’s assistants are indeed having success in the NFL.
Matt LaFleur, his offensive coordinator in 2017, is now the head coach of the Green Bay Packer and has helped All-Pro quarterback Aaron Rodgers have a career revival. Moreover, he has the Packers in contention for a playoff spot for the second year in a row.
Meanwhile, Zac Taylor, McVay’s quarterbacks coach in 2018, is the head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals. Taylor hasn’t been able to win many games in his two years with the team, but he hasn’t had much talent to work with. Regardless of his results, the fact Taylor was part of McVay’s staff helped him land a head coaching job.
Sheldon Waldron could be McVay’s next assistant to leave his staff. The Oregon native has been with the Rams since 2017 and has had different roles with the team such as tight ends coach, quarterback coach, and passing game coordinator. Even though Los Angeles lost LaFleur and Taylor, the offense is efficient and that is in part thanks to Waldron’s work.