Jacksonville’s search for its new head coach is starting to warmth up. Within the newest information in discovering Meyer’s successor, the Jaguars reportedly requested for permission to interview Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich, in accordance with the Tampa Bay Times.
The Jaguars drafted Leftwich with the No. 7 choose in the 2002 NFL draft following his excellent school profession at Marshall. Leftwich began his teaching profession in ’17 with the Cardinals earlier than shifting to Tampa Bay in ’19.
Leftwich, a former NFL quarterback, performed in the league from 2003 to ’12, suiting up for the Jaguars, Falcons, Buccaneers and, on two events, the Steelers. He was a member of the Steelers’ Tremendous Bowl XLIII championship staff and gained Tremendous Bowl LV with the Buccaneers teaching workers final season.
Nevertheless, practically two weeks in the past, Leftwich was addressed throughout a Buccaneers information convention concerning the Jags head coach emptiness by ESPN’s Jenna Laine. Leftwich selected to not handle the subject, saying he was attempting to steer Tampa Bay to a NFC South division crown.
Past Leftwich, the Jaguars have proven curiosity in former Eagles head coach Doug Pederson, defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore and defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, in accordance with ESPN’s Adam Schefter and NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus has additionally been added to the Jaguars’ listing of candidates, per Pelissero.
Jacksonville fired former head coach City Meyer, who spent lower than a season with the Jaguars. The franchise recorded a 2–11 mark in his management with the staff’s solely wins coming in opposition to the Payments and the Dolphins.
Meyer’s time with the franchise was crammed with drama, making headlines for his conduct each on and off the sphere.
The final incident earlier than Meyer’s eventual departure stemmed from a former kicker Josh Lambo going public a few apply incident in which Meyer allegedly kicked him. Lambo cited the NFL.com story about Meyer berating his workers and calling them “losers” as his motive for going public.
The Jaguars (2–13) are sit on the backside of the AFC South division.
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