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Confusion Hovers Over Jaguars HC Search

The Jacksonville Jaguars have lost two of their top head coaching candidates on Thursday. Nathaniel Hackett has signed on with the Denver Broncos and Matt Eberflus took the Chicago Bears job.

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Byron Leftwich wants Jaguars to replace GM Trent Baalke with Cardinals' Adrian Wilson to become head coach?

Byron Leftwich is viewed as the favorite to be named the next head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, but he may want them to make a major front office move before he signs on the dotted line.

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Chicago Bears to hire Matt Eberflus as head coach

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Two of the Jaguars’ initial three finalists have found jobs elsewhere.

The dominoes continue to fall in NFL head coaching searches, as serious movement began throughout the league on Thursday. The Chicago Bears are hiring Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus as the team’s head coach, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Former Colts’ defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus is being hired as the head coach...

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Vic Fangio surprise candidate in Jaguars' head coaching search

Vic Fangio was fired by the Denver Broncos earlier this month after three seasons with the team, but he may already have a shot at another head coaching job.

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Jaguars interview Vic Fangio for HC vacancy

This is the first time Fangio’s name is being mentioned as a HC candidate. He was fired after the Broncos’ regular season ended.

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Jaguars “close” to hiring Adrian Wilson and Byron Leftwich

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The Jacksonville Jaguars are reportedly “close” to hiring Arizona Cardinals Vice President of Pro Scouting Adrian Wilson as their new general manager and Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich as their new head coach, according to Mike Jurecki.

Hearing the Jaguars are close to hiring Adrian Wilson as their GM and Byron Leftwich as HC.

— Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) January 27, 2022

Encouraging news! Why? Well, that...

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Denver Broncos to hire Nathaniel Hackett as new head coach

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The first domino in the NFL coaching carousel has fallen. The Denver Broncos have hired Nathaniel Hackett to be their next head coach, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.

The #Broncos are finalizing a deal with #Packers OC Nathaniel Hackett to make him their new head coach, per sources.

Contract talks heated up Wednesday night. The #Jaguars planned to interview Hackett again today. Instead, Denver lands its top choice.


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Pass-rusher, linebacker top needs for Jacksonville Jaguars' defense in 2022

While cornerback and safety are in decent shape, there are several positions on the Jags' defense that need upgrades.

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Byron Leftwich to Jaguars hits snag; Nathaniel Hackett to get second interview

it now appears that Leftwich might not be heading “home” to Duval after all.

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Jaguars to interview Nathaniel Hackett for second time despite Byron Leftwich report

Jacksonville will have a second interview with Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, so even if the Jaguars are leaning toward Byron Leftwich as their choice, his hiring is not a done deal.

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What Jaguars players improved the most during the 2021 season?

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The standouts from last year, giving reason for optimism moving forward in Jacksonville due to their play on the gridiron.

The 2021 season for the Jaguars didn’t go as expected. The team never grew together as a whole, and they faced their fair share of adversity throughout the year under head coach Urban Meyer.

While their play on the field left plenty to be desired after a 3-14 season, there were still some bright spots as players developed...

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Conflicting Reports Emerge On Jaguars HC Search

The Jacksonville Jaguars have a chance to give a storybook ending to their head coaching search. That would come via hiring Byron Leftwich, who was the No.

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Schefter: Jaguars 'Not Close' to HC Contract with Byron Leftwich, Matt Eberflus, More

The Jacksonville Jaguars are going to take their time as they search for a new head coach.  Per ESPN's

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Jaguars expected to hire Byron Leftwich as head coach

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The Jacksonville Jaguars are expected to hore Byron Leftwich as the franchise’s seventh full-time head coach, and ninth head coach overall, as first reported by @E_Dilla and confirmed by Demetrius Harvey.

Byron Leftwich will be the next Head Coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars

— Dilla (@E_Dilla) January 26, 2022

Can confirm, #Jaguars expected to hire Buccaneers OC Byron Leftwich as their next head coach, per multiple sources. @E_Dilla was on it...

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Bucs OC Byron Leftwich moving towards Jags' HC job?

The chances of a Byron Leftwich-Jaguars reunion appear to be improving. The Buccaneers offensive coordinator went through a second Jaguars interview Tuesday, and momentum is building toward a return to the place where his NFL career started.

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Jaguars could have more second interviews on the way

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The Jacksonville Jaguars are set to meet with Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich in person today for a formal second interview for their head coaching position, but it’s possible Leftwich won’t be the last second interview in the works. The Jaguars previously had a second interview with Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus last week, so as it stands only two candidates have made it that far, but it’s...

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Byron Leftwich gets second Jaguars interview

Byron Leftwich is getting a second look in Jacksonville.

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Report: Jaguars to conduct second interview with Bucs OC Byron Leftwich Tomorrow

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The Jaguars will meet with Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich in Tampa tomorrow.

The Jaguars are getting set to conduct more of their second-round interviews this week for their vacant head coach position, starting with Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Bucs’ OC Byron Leftwich is scheduled to have his second HC interview with the Jaguars on Tuesday, per source.


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3 Best Coaching Options for Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence

The Jacksonville Jaguars ' Urban Meyer experiment was nothing short of a disaster in 2021. The first-time NFL coach failed to put a competitive product on the field, caused several ...

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Sean Payton not committed to Saints for 2022?

Payton has been contemplating his future while on vacation and “gone dark” on several people close to him.

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