According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, it’s possible the Jaguars could make a coaching change after the season. Interestingly enough, Schefter mentions that one name worth keeping an eye on for the Jaguars could be their former HC Tom Coughlin.
Schefter mentions that Coughlin still has a home in Jacksonville, his charity is based there, and he has publicly said he has not retired from coaching.
Of course, the Jaguars would have to be willing to hire a 71-year-old coach but if his age isn’t an issue, Schefter writes that Coughlin would bring “instant credibility” to the franchise and a proven track record of getting production of its teams.
Additionally, Schefter suggests that the Jaguars could hire Coughlin and an eventual successor, whom Coughlin could groom in the coming years.
As of now, there haven’t been any talks between the Jaguars and Coughlin. Even so, a source close to the situation tells Schefter: “It’s not the craziest idea in the world.”
Jaguars current HC Gus Bradley is clearly on the hot seat, as the team has greatly underperformed expectations this year. Although, Jaguars owner Shad Khan has said that he has no plans to make a coaching change midseason.
Coughlin, 70, spent 12 years Giants’ head coach and has led them to a record of 102-90 (53.1 percent) to go along with five playoff appearances and two Super Bowl titles.
After interviewing for a few head-coaching jobs with the 49ers and Eagles, Coughlin agreed to join NFL’s football operations department. Coughlin also spoke to the Bills about a potential job but it apparently wasn’t a good fit.
We’ll have more regarding the Jaguars and Coughlin as the news is available.