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Jaguars Look to Hire Gase, Marrone and Olson

Where former Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase finds a home in the NFL now has basically come down to a coin flip of sorts.

Marc Sessler of is reporting that the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Baltimore Ravens are in play to land Gase’s services. The 36-year-old coordinator met with the Jaguars on Sunday, but no deal was reached. The Ravens are said to be interviewing him “soon.”

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the team's offensive coordinator is expected to land a play-calling job with either Jacksonville or Baltimore. After Jaguars coach Gus Bradley met with Gase on Sunday, the Ravens plan to interview him soon.

The Baltimore job -- which opened up after Kubiak decided to join John Elway in Denver -- looms as the better option for immediate success. Gase and Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco would make for an interesting pairing after Kubiak coaxed the passer to one of his finest seasons. Gase brings a different scheme than Kubiak's play-action, boot-heavy attack, but the obvious question is whether his success with the Broncos was more about his play-calling or Peyton Manning.

Jacksonville would put Gase to the test. The presence of young quarterback Blake Bortles is enticing, but the offense is badly in need of a talent injection. It's fair to wonder if Bradley and friends will continue to be treated with such patience if Jacksonville produces another losing season.

The Jaguars staff is in Mobile, Alabama this week, preparing to coach in the Senior Bowl. It has also been reported that Gase, Doug Marrone and Greg Olson, all coaches interviewed by the Jaguars, are also in Alabama and that Jaguars team owner had Khan may be meeting team officials there to potentially make a hire.

Marrone met with the team last week, but left without an offer. The Jaguars then interviewed his former offensive coordinator in Buffalo, Nathanial Hackett. Some media outlets have speculated Marrone met with Gus Bradley to pitch Hackett as a potential coordinator and that there may be n opening on the coaching staff for an offensive line coach if George Yarno does not return to the team following treatment for cancer last season.

According to Alfie Crow of, a three for one deal could be in the works.

There is no official deal on the table, but a source familiar with the situation indicates that the team would like to hire Gase as the offensive coordinator, Marrone as the offensive line coach and Olson as the quarterbacks coach or in some other offensive capacity, Crow reports.


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