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Head coaching tracker

Posted Jan 9, 2017

Jaguars.com follows the NFL’s head coaching search process during the 2017 offseason


JACKSONVILLE – The process continued over the weekend.

And while nothing official has been announced regarding the Jaguars’ search for a head coach, reports over the weekend were that the Jaguars have completed interviews with six candidates.

Those candidates reportedly were former Jaguars and New York Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin (late December), Arizona Cardinals offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin (this past Tuesday), Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator Mike Smith (Wednesday), Jaguars Interim Head Coach Doug Marrone (Thursday), Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan (Friday) and New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels (Saturday).

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that McDaniels had a strong interview Saturday, and said over the weekend that Smith and McDaniels appear to be the favorites. Albert Breer of Monday Morning Quarterback mentioned Shanahan and Smith with the Jaguars during a Saturday periscope question-and-answer session.

Pro Football Talk reported Monday that Smith is the “top guy” in Jacksonville.

This is a chart tracking the head coaching searches for the 2017 NFL offseason. It will be updated throughout the process as merited:

 

JAGUARS

In: Vacant.

Out: Gus Bradley (fired December 18).

Reported interviews: Coughlin (interviewed late December), Goodwin (1/3), Smith (1/4), Marrone (1/5), Shanahan (1/6), McDaniels (1/7).

The latest: The Jaguars do not plan to release information regarding candidates or interviews.

 

BUFFALO BILLS

In: Vacant.

Out: Rex Ryan (fired December 27).

Reported interviews/candidates: Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott (1/4), Lynn (1/5), Goodwin (1/7), Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Kris Richard (1/8), Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph (TBD).

The latest: Richard interviewed Sunday, a day after the Seahawks’ Wild-Card victory over Detroit.

 

DENVER BRONCOS

In: Vacant.

Out: Gary Kubiak (resigned January 2).

Reported interviews/candidates: Kansas City Chiefs special teams coordinator Dave Toub (1/6), Shanahan (1/7), Joseph (1/10).

The latest: Many reports indicate Joseph is the leading candidate.

 

LOS ANGELES RAMS

In: Vacant.

Out: Jeff Fisher (fired December 12).

Reported interviews/candidates: Rams interim head coach John Fassel (1/2), Panthers defensive backs coach Steve Wilks (1/3), Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay (1/5), Goodwin (1/5),  McDaniels (1/7), New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia (1/7), Marrone (1/8), Lynn (1/8), Houston Texans linebackers coach Mike Vrabel (after 1/14), Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin (TBD), Joseph (TBD).

The latest:  Rams had hoped to interview Shanahan this weekend, but inclement weather prevented the meeting.

 

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS

In: Vacant.

Out: Mike McCoy (fired January 1).

Reported interviews/candidates: Smith (1/5), McDermott (1/7), Patricia (1/7), Toub (1/8), Austin (TBD), Joseph (TBD), Lynn (1/9).

The latest:  The Chargers interviewed McDermott and Patricia Saturday and Toub Sunday.

 

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

In: Vacant.

Out: Chip Kelly (fired January 1).

Reported interviews/candidates: Lynn (1/4), Shanahan (1/6), McDaniels (1/7), McVay (1/9), Seattle Seahawks offensive line coach Tom Cable (TBD), Joseph (TBD), Sean McDermott (TBD).

The latest: The 49ers are also searching for a general manager, with candidates including Green Bay Packers director of football operations Eliot Wolf, Minnesota Vikings assistant general manager George Paton, Packers director of player personnel Brian Guteknust, New England Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio, Indianapolis Colts Vice President of Football Operations Jimmy Raye, Carolina Panthers assistant general manager Brandon Beane, Seattle Seahawks co-director of player personnel Trent Kirchner, Seattle Seahawks co-director of player personnel Scott Fitterer and ESPN front-office analyst Louis Riddick.

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