5 potential OC replacements if the Jaguars parted ways with Press Taylor in 2024

• The Jaguars offense hasn't been clicking in 2023. If they considered to make a switch at OC, here are five potential replacements to Press Taylor

May 23, 2022; Thousand Oaks, CA, USA; Los Angeles Rams quarterbacks coach Zac Robinson during
May 23, 2022; Thousand Oaks, CA, USA; Los Angeles Rams quarterbacks coach Zac Robinson during / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Eric Bieniemy, Commanders offensive coordinator

Both Eric Bieniemy and Doug Pederson are protegees of Andy Reid. Whereas Pederson has already gotten a couple of head-coaching gigs, Bieniemy has settled on coordinator positions. He joined the Washington Commanders' staff this season and was the Chiefs offensive coordinator from 2018-2022.

Before that, Bieniemy was the Kansas City running backs coach for five years. Although he's earned consideration for head coaching jobs, he's not interviewed well. One reason has reportedly been his brash personality and his no-nonsense style. In Washington, players took to head coach Ron Rivera to complain about Bieniemy's tough coaching approach. He's never shied away from being a demanding head coach.

In fact, Bieniemy says he's tough on his players because he wants to get the most out of them. That kind of approach isn't necessarily bad. Bill Belichick thrived under the do-your-job mantra, and many of the most successful head coaches will ask their players to give their all at all times. Having said that, there must be a balance between pushing your players and running them to the ground.

Maybe that's why Bieniemy hasn't been able to get a head-coaching job. On the other hand, Patrick Mahomes has vouched for his former offensive coordinator, and the Commanders' offense has flashed at times in 2023. They currently rank 23rd in the league in points scored and 19 in total yards, but the dearth of talent across the offensive line has most definitely affected the team's ability to score points.

In Jacksonville, Bieniemy would work under someone with a similar offensive philosophy. Moreover, he would have way more talent than he currently has with the Commanders. Last but not least, he would get a chance to boost his stock and finally get that elusive head-coaching job.