Jacksonville Jaguars put together illustrious list of HC candidates

Jaxson de Ville, mascot of the Jacksonville Jaguars (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
Jaxson de Ville, mascot of the Jacksonville Jaguars (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /

The Jacksonville Jaguars are looking for their second head coach in as many years. This time though, they didn’t wait until the end of the season, like they did with Doug Marrone, to fire Urban Meyer. They can start the process of interviewing candidates to fill their opening and it seems like they’ve already sorted out all their options.

Ian Rapoport, Mike Garofolo, and Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reported Jaguars have requested interviews with Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich and defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus, Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn and offensive coordinator Kellen Moore.

Also scheduled for an interview is former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson. Similarly, the Jags plan to interview former Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN. Not on the list are Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy and New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. It’s possible that Jacksonville will place a request for both coordinators.

The Jacksonville Jaguars will have choices for their head coach opening.

Some candidates may not be interested in the job and others could be added to the list but all things considered, the Jaguars gather a solid list of candidates, and all of them come with strengths of weaknesses. Keep in mind that the Jaguars intend to keep general manager Trent Baalke and that could limit the number of candidates interested in the job.

Jaguars fans are rightfully tired of all the losing. That’s why the team needs to get this one right, regardless of who their general manager is. They need someone who can restore the culture in Jacksonville and someone that is willing to put their ego behind and work as a team, something Urban Meyer wasn’t known for. The next few weeks will shape the future of the organization, let’s see how it turns out.

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