Search Continues for Jaguars Offensive Coordinator
The Jaguars interviewed San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman without offering him a job for the 2015. That move appears to have backfired as Roman is set to sign a deal with the Buffalo Bills to assume the same role with newly hired head coach Rex Ryan.
A source told the Times-Union's Ryan O'Halloran that Jaguars coach Gus Bradley interviewed Roman on Saturday, but did not offer him the job. Roman has served as San Francisco's offensive coordinator the last four seasons.
Roman was a potential candidate two seasons ago to become the team’s head coach before an offer was made to current coach Gus Bradley. The team never had a chance to interview Roman because the 49ers in the NFC playoffs. His ties to current team general manager Dave Caldwell – where the two were roommates at John Carroll University – was one of the reasons many believed Roman was one of the team’s leading candidates to replace Jedd Fisch, who was fired two days after the season ended.
The only other candidate the Jaguars have expressed interest in is Minnesota Vikings running backs coach Kirby Wilson, who interviewed with Bradley last week.
Bradley stated shortly after firing Fisch that his timetable for hiring a new coordinator could extend beyond Senior Bowl week, which concludes Jan. 24 in Mobile, Ala.
With Ryan in Buffalo, there are five teams seeking head coaches: Atlanta, Chicago, the New York Jets, Oakland and San Francisco.
Two other teams, St. Louis and Cleveland, are in a similar position to the Jaguars in looking for an offensive coordinator.
Other names that could surface this week (in my opinion) could be Broncos quarterbacks coach Greg Knapp, former Bears head coach Mark Trestman, and Baltimore Ravens quarterbacks coach Rick Dennison.
The Ravens have announced that their current offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak is staying with the team, but according to bigcatcountry.com, Dennison is still a name the Jaguars are interested in.