The Jaguars hired Gus Bradley as their head coach, bucking this year’s trend by hiring someone with a defensive background to lead their team.
Going that route leaves them with a pretty big job to fill at offensive coordinator. One name that has popped up on the screen is current Saints offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Jaguars have requested permission to interview Carmichael for the job. Carmichael doesn’t have a contract for next year, although this year’s contract hasn’t run out which is why he’d need permission from New Orleans to interview for what would be a lateral move. Schefter also reports that the Saints are still trying to re-sign Carmichael so it remains to be seen whether the Jags and Bradley will get a chance to speak to him.
Carmichael has been a Saints assistant since Sean Payton took over in 2006 and has moved up the ladder from quarterbacks coach to coordinator. He wouldn’t have anything close to Drew Brees to work with in Jacksonville, but it would let him call the shots for an offense that isn’t largely seen as the head coach’s creation.