Jaguars head coach candidate No. 4- Todd Bowles
Here’s another candidate with head coaching experience. Todd Bowles coached the New York Jets from 2015 to 2018 and even managed to win ten games in his first year at the helm. However, he came crashing down and couldn’t recreate the success he enjoyed in his first season as the head coach, racking up a combined 14 weeks in the following three years.
In Bowles’ defense, he didn’t get much help from then-general manager Mike Maccagnan, who did a bad job of replenishing the roster. Realistically speaking, it was difficult to win many games with an aging Josh McCown. This is not a knock on the veteran but rather an acknowledgment that his age was catching up to him during his tenure as the starting quarterback during the Bowles era in New York.
Just like McDaniels, Bowles has had a good second act in the NFL and has become one of the best defensive coordinators in the NFL. The New Jersey native orchestrate the game plan that stopped the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 55 and helped the Tampa Bay Buccaneers win. The Jaguars may want to hire an offensive-minded coordinator to oversee Trevor Lawrence’s growth but if they lean on a defensive mastermind, Bowles is their man.