Jaguars Close To Landing Byron Leftwich As Next Head Coach


According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, the Jacksonville Jaguars might’ve found their next head coach. Stroud reports that discussions are advancing between the team and Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich. While a few contractual items remain, it appears there’s at least an agreement in principle on both sides.

There’s some history between the two sides as the Jaguars drafted Leftwich seventh overall in the 2003 NFL Draft. After starting his first three seasons, he spent the latter part of his career as a backup with stops in Atlanta, Tampa Bay, and Pittsburgh.

Leftwich had quite a rise in the coaching ranks after joining the Cardinals organization as an intern in 2016. The following year, he was the quarterbacks’ coach and became the offensive coordinator in 2018. At the time, the Cardinals head coach was Bruce Arians, and when he moved on to Tampa Bay, Leftwich followed as well. Both men were rewarded with a Super Bowl victory in 2021. While this might be somewhat of coming home for Leftwich, he’ll have his hands full trying to turn around a Jaguars organization that’s been fledgling of late.

Jacksonville’s won just four games over the past two seasons.

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