3 more candidates for Jacksonville Jaguars DC opening after dismissing Mike Caldwell

• The Jaguars fired Mike Caldwell Monday

• Most of the defensive staff was also let go

• Here are 3 candidates for the Jags their DC vacancy

Tennessee Titans Head Coach Mike Vrabel heads off the field after beating the Jacksonville Jaguars
Tennessee Titans Head Coach Mike Vrabel heads off the field after beating the Jacksonville Jaguars / Denny Simmons / The Tennessean / USA
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It's been a hectic couple days since the Jacksonville Jaguars lost to the Tennessee Titans in the 2023 finale. Once the clock hit midnight, the Atlanta Falcons fired head coach Arthur Smith, officially paving the way for Black Monday. At first, it looked like the Jags weren't going to be part of it based on comments Doug Pederson told the media one day after their season ended.

Pederson said that he needed to assess things before making a decision, but he wasn't planning to make changes to the staff. But hours later, Jacksonville relieved Mike Caldwell of his duties, creating an opening at defensive coordinator. Most of the defensive staff was also dismissed, so the team will be looking to fill the vacancies in the upcoming days.

Given that other teams have also moved on from several coaches and assistants, the Jaguars won't have a shortage of options for the position. Heck, three names were recently brought up at the B&T, but they're not the only qualified candidates for the job. With that in mind, here are three more coaches to consider for the Jaguars' defensive coordinator opening.

3. Ejiro Evero, Panthers defensive coordinator (for now)

Before Ejiro Evero landed with the Carolina Panthers, he was on the rise, garnering consideration for several head coaching jobs. An assistant in Sean McVay's staff with the Los Angeles Rams, Evero became the defensive coordinator for the Denver Broncos in 2022. However, Sean Payton took over the following year and moved on from most of the coaches that were in place before he arrived.

Frank Reich realized how talented Evero was and somehow managed to convince him to join his staff with the Panthers. It's probably a career move Evero second-guesses right now but even after Carolina's dreadful 2023 season, he's still held in high regard around the league. If he doesn't ultimately land a head-coaching job, he will be in demand for several coordinator openings. The Jaguars shouldn't hesitate to reach out to him to fill theirs.