Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that former Jaguars HC Gus Bradley is atop the Redskins’ list of defensive coordinator candidates.
- Garafolo mentions that Redskins GM Scot McCloughan knows Bradley well from their time together in Seattle.
Previous reports have said that Bradley is expected to be the top defensive coordinator candidate on the market this year and could pair with one of the top coaching candidates as a package deal.
However, it appears as though Bradley has options of his own now that Washington officially parted ways with DC Joe Barry on Wednesday.
One thing worth noting about Bradley is that he has employed a 4-3 base defense, which means the Redskins could be open to some big changes in 2017.
We’ve seen a number of names tossed out in connection to the Redskins’ defensive coordinator vacancy including Broncos DC Wade Phillips, former Jaguars HC Gus Bradley, Bengals DC Paul Guenther, Rams DC Gregg Williams, Redskins OLB Greg Manusky and Panthers DBs coach Steve Wilks.
Bradley, 50, was hired by the Jaguars back in 2013 after he spent four years with the Seahawks. In four years with the Jaguars, Bradley produced a record of 14-47 (23 percent) and no playoff appearances. The Jaguars’ most wins under Bradley was five from last year.
We’ll have more regarding the Redskins’ defensive coordinator job as the news is available.