Report: Bucs plan to interview Keenan McCardell

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The Buccaneers will interview Vikings receivers coach Keenan McCardell for their offensive coordinator position, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The team has scheduled an interview with Jaguars passing game coordinator Jim Bob Cooter for Thursday and have asked for permission to interview Broncos passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach Klint Kubiak.

Tampa Bay requested an interview with Texans offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton, but he declined. Hamilton has two years remaining on his contract, and his son is a highly rated high school quarterback in Houston.

The Bucs fired Byron Leftwich on Thursday after they averaged only 18.4 points per game in 2022 and lost in the wild-card round of the playoffs.

As a player, McCardell spent two of his 17 NFL seasons in Tampa, and he caught two touchdowns in the team’s Super Bowl XXXVII victory over the Raiders.

McCardell, 53, began his coaching career in 2010 with Washington and has coached receivers at the University of Maryland (2014-15) and for the Jaguars (2017-20) and the Vikings (2021-22).

10 responses to “Report: Bucs plan to interview Keenan McCardell

  1. As expected: NOT one exciting name on the Bucs OC pursuit list…
    Bowles on the HOT SEAT as we speak makes getting a quality OC impossible!

  2. Rent don’t buy if you’re coaching under Todd Bowles. Only a matter of time before the entire staff is let go.

  3. They’re not hiring McCardell and that’s just fine but just be honest they know they’re not hiring McCardell

    What a joke.

    The Rooney rule is a great thing but not when used like this and this happens too often

    Too many minority coaches are more then qualified but not cool when used as pawns in the hiring process

  4. Keenan McCardell was a crucial part of that super bowl run, he’s one of the best receivers to have ever put on a Bucs uniform.
    That guy had absolutely no quit in him… smart, crisp rout runner and locker room leader. They’d be lucky to have him back in the building.

  5. Up and coming talent. Bucs would be wise to poach him, but I don’t think he would leave unless its definitely the right situation.

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