5 dream head coaching hires Jacksonville Jaguars can make
It’s fair to say that things that the Urban Meyer era didn’t go the way the Jacksonville Jaguars envisioned. Otherwise, they wouldn’t have fired him 13 games into his tenure as the head coach. After leaving the Jags in a state of disarray, the team is once in the market for a head coach.
The Jaguars have already started scheduling interviews. Even though some of the potential candidates on their list have turned them down, it’s too early to tell how the process will turn out. To complicate matters, the presence of general manager Trent Baalke may be a turnoff for those interested in the head coaching opening in Jacksonville.
If the Jaguars end up taking care of their general manager conundrum, they should be able to land their favorite candidate. Their opening should be one of the most desirable ones in this hiring cycle due to the presence of Trevor Lawrence, the top overall pick (tentatively), and a vast amount of cap space.
Without further ado, here are the five best hires the Jaguars could make.
Jaguars’ dream head coaching hire No. 1 – Cowboys OC Kellen Moore.
Kellen Moore did a good job keeping the Dallas Cowboys offense afloat in 2020 in spite of not having Dak Prescott for most of the season. With their starting quarterback back in the lineup, the Boys currently rank first in the league in points scored.
Moreover, Moore has a penchant for developing non-quarterback players, such as tight end Dalton Schultz, who had a breakout year in 2021 with 75 receptions for 787 yards and eight touchdowns. Running back Tony Pollard has also been as or more productive than Ezekiel Elliot.
You could argue that Moore has had the chance to work with talented players but he’s the one getting the most out of them. Isn’t that what good coaches are supposed to do? Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reported that the offensive coordinator is set to meet with the Jaguars’ brass this week, most likely Friday. It would be interesting to know what his vision would be to fix their offense.
Moore is just 33 years old but age is nothing but a number. Do you see the Los Angeles Rams complaining about hiring Sean McVay when he was 30 years old? The Cincinnati Bengals aren’t probably having second thoughts about making Zac Taylor their head coach when he was 35.