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Experience Key: McAdoo hired as QB coach


JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars continued filling their offensive coaching staff Tuesday.

Experience continues to be the watchword.

Ben McAdoo, former head coach and offensive coordinator of the New York Giants, on Tuesday was hired as the Jaguars' quarterbacks coach. The team announced the move Tuesday afternoon.

"Coach McAdoo brings a lot of experience and knowledge to the quarterback room, and we're excited to add him to our offensive coaching staff," said Head Coach Doug Marrone. "He has mentored several great quarterbacks throughout his career, and his understanding of the position will be a valuable addition to our team and for the development of that group."

McAdoo became the second hire this offseason for the Jaguars' offensive staff with head-coaching and offensive coordinator experience. Marrone earlier this offseason hired former Washington Redskins head coach and former Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden as offensive coordinator.

John DeFilippo was the Jaguars' offensive coordinator last season, and Scott Milanovich was the quarterbacks coach from 2017-2019. The Jaguars mutually parted ways following the season with DeFilippo, who is now the quarterbacks coach of the Chicago Bears. Milanovich left immediately following the season to become the head coach of the Canadian Football League's Edmonton Eskimos.

McAdoo, 42, has coached 14 seasons in the NFL and served as head coach of the Giants from 2016-2017 and offensive coordinator from 2014-15. The Giants made the playoffs with an 11-5 record in 2016 and ranked eighth and 10th in his two seasons as offensive coordinator.

McAdoo previously served as quarterbacks coach with the Green Bay Packers (2012-2013), tight ends coach with the Packers (2006-2011) and assistant offensive line/quality control coach with the San Francisco 49ers (2005). He was an offensive assistant/quality control coach with the New Orleans Saints in 2004. McAdoo coached seasons at the collegiate level with Fairfield University (2002) and Pittsburgh (2003).

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