JACKSONVILLE – We’re deep into the process.
How deep remains to be seen, but the six NFL teams searching for head coaches – including the Jaguars – have all begun the interview process.
Though the Jaguars aren’t announcing interview requests or interviews conducted, reports are that they interviewed former Jaguars and New York Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin in late December, and that they interviewed Arizona Cardinals Offensive Coordinator Harold Goodwin Tuesday, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator Mike Smith Wednesday and Doug Marrone – who served as the Jaguars’ interim head coach for the final two games of the 2016 season – Thursday.
Atlanta Falcons Offensive Coordinator Kyle Shanahan and New England Patriots Offensive Coordinator Josh McDaniels reportedly will interview Friday and Saturday, respectively, and the team reportedly has requested an interview with Buffalo Bills Interim Head Coach Anthony Lynn.
This is a chart tracking the head coaching searches for the 2017 NFL offseason. It will be updated throughout the process as merited:
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), Lynn (TBD).
The latest: The Jaguars do not plan to release information regarding candidates or interviews.
Out: Rex Ryan (fired December 27).
Reported interviews/candidates: Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott (1/4), Lynn (1/5), Goodwin (1/7), Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator Vance Joseph (after 1/8), Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich (TBD), Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Kris Richard (TBD).
The latest: The interviews of McDermott and Lynn have been confirmed by the team with many considering Lynn the favorite to get the position on a permanent basis.
Out: Gary Kubiak (resigned January 2).
Reported interviews/candidates: Kansas City Chiefs special teams coordinator Dave Toub (1/6), Shanahan (1/7), Joseph (after 1/8).
The latest: All three candidates are in the postseason, and there was a report out of Denver Friday from 9News.com that Joseph is the leading candidate.
LOS ANGELES RAMS
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), Shanahan (1/6), McDaniels (1/7), New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia (1/7), Lynn (1/8), Joseph (after 1/8), Marrone (TBD), Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin (after 1/7).
The latest: No leading candidate appears yet to have emerged.
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
Out: Mike McCoy (fired January 1).
Reported interviews/candidates: Smith (1/5), McDermott (1/6), Patricia (1/7-8), Toub (1/8), Austin (after 1/7), Joseph (after 1/8), Lynn (TBD).
The latest: The Chargers interviewed Smith Thursday, then their leadership traveled East to interview McDermott and Patricia Friday/Saturday.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
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 (after 1/7), Joseph (after 1/8), Sean McDermott (TBD), Marrone (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 Gutekunst, 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.