The Jaguars interviewed a lot of potential offensive coordinators, and then they hired Greg Olson.
The former Raiders offensive coordinator will take the same job for the Jaguars, according to Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union.
The Jaguars also hired former Bills head coach Doug Marrone to coach their offensive line, but adding Olson isn’t the kind of news to make Jaguars fans do cannonballs in the pool.
Olson previously worked with Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley in Tampa Bay, so the requisite familiarity was there.
But the fact the Raiders and Jaguars ranked 31st and 32nd in the league in yards and points last year makes you wonder how much progress he represents over Jedd Fisch.
“One of the things we talked about was that we were going to be really thorough and check out as many guys as we could and get a feel for what they bring to the table,” Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said. “Some of the interviews have been really lengthy so it’s been great to talk about things from scheme to philosophy. The players are putting great trust in me to bring the right people here that will lead us in the direction that we want to go.”
The Jaguars interviewed a pile of candidates, including Nathaniel Hackett, Anthony Lynn, Kirby Wilson and Greg Roman, and there was reported interest in Adam Gase.