Brian Schottenheimer can help transform the Jacksonville Jaguar’s offense
Brian Schottenheimer has been announced as the new passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars. This move comes nearly three weeks after Urban Meyer was named Jacksonville’s new head coach. Meyer has been taking his time putting his coaching staff together, for the better, and official announcements from the team have been slow to roll out.
The Jaguars offense has been stuck in a rut for the past several seasons and 2021 is the year they have to get out of it. It’s a new year and they are operating under a new regime; there are zero excuses to not implement drastic changes.
Brian Schottenheimer has never been recognized as one of the best coordinators in the NFL, but he’s worked with several notable quarterbacks and has been a part of some top offenses. He’s worked with Drew Brees, and Andrew Luck, and more recently, Russell Wilson. Which it would be a failure not to mention that the Jaguars are expected to draft Trevor Lawrence number one overall…
During his three years with the Seattle Seahawks, Schottenheimer helped develop a gameplan that allowed Wilson to take more control of the offense and throw the ball more. In 2020, Schottenheimer played a huge part in the Seahawk’s offense having a historical season in terms of total points scored.
Brian Schottenheimer can transform the Jaguar’s offense
The biggest key to the Schottenheimer hire is what he did with the Seahawks this past season. Seattle, who prefers to run the ball the majority of the time, had an exceptional passing game to start the year. Towards the end of the season, Russell Wilson’s performance took a significant dive, which ultimately brought down their pass efficiency. This change can’t be blamed on Schottenheimer. It can be blamed on Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, who fired Schottenheimer due to “philosophical differences”.
Now that Schottenheimer is in Jacksonville and has the potential to shape the Jaguar’s passing game and quarterback development, he may finally get the recognition he deserves. Of course, he would have to take the field first for that to happen but I am cautiously optimistic that he can play a crucial part in transforming the Jaguars offense in 2021.