According to Josina Anderson, the Jaguars have requested permission to interview Falcons interim HC Raheem Morris for their head-coaching vacancy. Anderson says the meeting could potentially take place on Thursday.
Here’s the updated list of candidates linked to the Jaguars’ job:
- Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith (Requested)
- 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh (Requested)
- Falcons interim HC Raheem Morris (Requested)
- Former OSU HC Urban Meyer
Morris, 44, began coaching at Hofstra as a graduate assistant back in 1998. He later took his first NFL coaching job with the Buccaneers as their defensive quality control coach and managed to work his way up to head coach in 2009.
The Buccaneers fired Morris after three seasons. He spent a few years with the Redskins before the Falcons hired him as their assistant head coach/DBs coach in 2015.
As the Buccaneers head coach, Morris led the team to a record of 17-31 (35.4 percent) over the course of three seasons. Since taking over the Falcons, Morris has led them to a 4-6 record.
In 2020, Morris led the Falcons to a 4-7 record after taking over for Dan Quinn midseason.