OC Darrell Bevell can turn Jacksonville Jaguars’ offense into top-tier unit
The Jacksonville Jaguars must feel comfortable with Darrell Bevell’s work.
Of course the Jaguars should feel comfortable with Bevell’s track record. Otherwise, why would they hire him? Then again, NFL head coaches every now and then make hirings based on their personal connections instead of how qualified the candidate is. This is not the case though, as he has overseen some pretty good offenses throughout his NFL career.
The Detroit Lions hired Bevell as their offensive coordinator in 2019 and later became their interim head coach after they parted ways with Matt Patricia with five games left to play in 2020. Although he only won one of those contests, he took over a team that had been hindered by injuries all year long, which would make it difficult to objectively assess his five-game stint.
Bevell was the Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator from 2011 to 2017 and their offense ranked within the top ten in points scored in his first four years with the team. Before that, Bevell had been the offensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings from 2006 to 2010. With the ‘Vikes’, his unit ranked twelfth in points scored in 2008 and second the following year.
Bevell has certainly had a few duds, like calling a pass against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 49 that was intercepted at the goal line instead of handing the ball to running back Marshawn Lynch. Also, he wasn’t able to get the Seahawks’ offense going when Lynch retired in 2016. In his last three years with the ‘Hawks’, the offense ranked 18, 11, and 18 respectively after ranking in the top ten the previous four.