Kirby Wilson joins candidates for Jaguars offensive coordinator job

AP

The Jaguars’ search for a new offensive coordinator is starting to take shape.

We heard Tuesday that the team is expected to interview (almost certainly outgoing) 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman for the position opened up by the firing of Jedd Fisch. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that they would like to interview Vikings running backs coach Kirby Wilson for the position as well.

Wilson just completed his first year on Minnesota’s coaching staff and has extensive NFL experience coaching running backs. Before the Vikings, Wilson spent seven years with the Steelers and has also worked for the Cardinals, Patriots, Redskins and Buccaneers.

Wilson has worked with a number of different coaches over the course of his career, but, like Roman, he has never worked with Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley. He also has never spent any time as an offensive coordinator, something that might work against him although the fact that the team wants an interview suggests that previous experience in the job isn’t a prerequisite.

14 responses to “Kirby Wilson joins candidates for Jaguars offensive coordinator job

  1. Picking a RB coach when you drafted a young QB in first round of the previous year’s draft. Good move Jags.

    I am slowly loosing faith in this coaching staff.

  2. This is why the Minnesota Vikings are such a prolific franchise.

    Other teams are trying to take away our lower end coaches for Offensive Coordinator positions.

    That’s how great of a coaching staff we have.

    With Teddy, The best coaching Staff in the NFL, and the best GM in the NFL.

    A Super Bowl is inevitable within the next three years.

    Skol.

  3. It’s obvious that the Jaguars are trying hard to create a run first offense in Jacksonville. More power to them. Love me some smash mouth football. Hope the Jags can string together a few wins next season.

  4. Unless he plays center field for the Twins, is anyone really going to properly respond to a guy named “Kirby”?

  5. wiscoregon-

    Doesn’t working for the Vikings get coaches fired? I have never heard of working for the Vikings getting coaches hired.
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    Mike Tomlin, Mike Tice, or John Teerlink ring a bell?

  6. Great, so everything he learned from elite, championship franchises like New England and Pittsburgh was immediately nullified as soon as he was exposed to the cesspool that is the Vikings.

  7. thepftpoet says:
    Jan 6, 2015 4:18 PM
    This is why the Minnesota Vikings are such a prolific franchise. That’s how great of a coaching staff we have. With Teddy, The best coaching Staff in the NFL, and the best GM in the NFL. A Super Bowl is inevitable within the next three years.
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    That’s what you said two years ago, that’s what you said last year, and that’s what you said this year.

    Have you ever heard of “The Boy Who Cried Wolf?”

  8. norwegianwud says:
    Jan 6, 2015 5:43 PM

    wiscoregon-

    Doesn’t working for the Vikings get coaches fired? I have never heard of working for the Vikings getting coaches hired.
    ———————————————————-
    Mike Tomlin, Mike Tice, or John Teerlink ring a bell?
    ———————————————————-

    You forgot BRIAN BILLICK and TONY DUNGY.

    Both SuperBowl winners.

  9. With a 2nd year QB, I would be leaning to an experienced OC. That’s unless you plan to sacrifice the next 2-3 years so the QB and OC can grow into the positions together.

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