If you’re an offensive coordinator in the NFL looking to move up the ladder, you should probably send your resume to the Jaguars.
On the heels of news that the team wants to interview Mike Mularkey of the Falcons and Brian Schottenheimer of the Jets comes word that the Jaguars have asked for permission to interview Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski. The word comes via Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer, who says that head coach Ron Rivera confirmed a team asked for permission without specifying which team was doing the asking. Person adds that Rivera said the team would be proactive about keeping Chudzinski, on the right in the picture above, in the fold.
The Panthers set a franchise record for yards this season, Chudzinski’s first with the team, with 6,237 yards. Much of that was due to Cam Newton, of course, but Chudzinski put him in a position to shatter every rookie quarterback record in the book. Chudzinski was with the Chargers as tight end coach in 2009 and 2010 and spent two years running a mediocre Browns offense before that.