The Jacksonville Jaguars need to consider Daboll’s full body of work.
As much success as Brian Daboll has had this season, it’s important to keep in mind that his offenses haven’t performed as efficiently in the past. He was Alabama’s offensive coordinator when they reached the National Championship in 2018, but his previous stops in the NFL left much to be desired.
Daboll spent time as an assistant in the New England Patriots’ coaching staff from 2013 to 2016. Before that, he was the Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator in 2012. That year, the Chiefs offense ranked last in the league in points scored. He didn’t fare much better with the Miami Dolphins the season before, when they were 22 in total yards and 20th in points scored.
Maybe Daboll has become a better offensive coordinator. After all, he worked for Bill Belichick and Nick Saban, two of the best football head coaches, in his previous two stops, so it’s likely he learned a thing or two from two great football minds. Nevertheless, his lack of success as an offensive coordinator in the past is worth monitoring.
The Jaguars currently hold the first overall pick in 2021’s draft and they could use it to select Trevor Lawrence. They will need someone to work with him and help him become a franchise quarterback. Daboll could be that man, and what better way to find out than setting up an interview with him. If he can do what he did for Allen, the Jags shouldn’t hesitate to bring him in.