Report: Todd Bowles speaks to Jags this week, Nathaniel Hackett will wait for interviews

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The NFL now allows teams looking for new head coaches to interview assistants from other teams during the final two weeks of the regular season and a couple of coaches on the Jaguars’ list of candidates are reportedly taking different paths when it comes to such conversations.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Buccaneers defensive coordinator Todd Bowles will speak to the Jaguars this week. The interview will take place remotely and other Zoom interviews could be in place before the week is out.

The Jaguars also requested an interview with Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, but Rapoport reports that he’s opted to wait until after the regular season for any interviews. Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn has also opted not to interview for head coaching openings during the season.

Former Eagles head coach Doug Pederson interviewed with the team last week and the current list of candidates also includes Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich, Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore, and former Colts and Lions head coach Jim Caldwell.

6 responses to “Report: Todd Bowles speaks to Jags this week, Nathaniel Hackett will wait for interviews

  1. The Jags need an offensive minded head coach. After a year in football purgatory, Lawrence needs someone who can help him with the pro game.

  2. The Jets should have fired Todd Bowles after 1 season..they were 10-5 and all they had to do is beat a non playoff Bills team to make the playoffs and Todd Bowles couldn’t motivate them..nice guy ..competent coordinator that’s it!

  3. Pederson, IMO, is the perfect choice right now. Experienced, relaxed, worked with a young quarterback, checks the boxes for me.

    Give him a two or three-year contract, then reevaluate and either stay with him or go with one of the young guys to lead the team he established.

  4. Doug Pederson might be the best choice for the Jags.
    The only reason he was fired from the Eagles was the fact Howie Roseman didn’t like him. And Roseman tainted Jeffery Lurie’s opinion of Pederson.
    Roseman is not a very good GM. His history of picks and FA signings proves that. Most of the Super Bowl team were Chip Kelly’s players. But for some reason Lurie keeps Roseman around.
    Pederson is a good coach,… especially for a young QB who needs some development like Trevor Lawrence.

  5. It’s a package deal. You get a young HOF QB, Trevor Lawrence, but you also get their toxic owner and front office. Bowles has already been through it with the Jets. I’d love to see him get a job that includes the possibility to be successful. Jacksonville looks like a no-win situation. Unfortunately, the good organizations are winning, and not necessarily looking for a new coach.

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