Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, citing a source with knowledge of the situation, reports that the Jaguars are interviewing Cardinals offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin this week for their head-coaching vacancy.
The Jaguars already met with veteran HC Tom Coughlin last week but some have said that Jacksonville may consider Coughlin for a front office role as opposed to their head-coaching job.
Other candidates that have come up as options for the Jaguars include Buccaneers DC Mike Smith, Steelers OC Todd Haley, Patriots OC Josh McDaniels, Cowboys OC Scott Linehan, Bills interim HC Anthony Lynn, and Jaguars interim HC Doug Marrone.
Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell mentioned that ownership expects big things from this coaching search and stressed that NFL head-coaching experience is “critical” for them in their search, per John Oesher.
Goodwin, 43, began his NFL coaching career with the Bears as an offensive line assistant back in 2004. He spent five years with the Steelers and one season with the Colts before joining the Cardinals as their offensive coordinator back in 2013.
In 2016, the Cardinals offense ranks No. 14 in points scored, No. 8 in total yards, No. 15 in rushing yards, and No. 10 in passing yards.
We’ll have more regarding Jaguars’ head-coaching position as the news is available.