Jaguars Hire Bucs Offensive Coordinator As Head Coach


The Bucs may have extra than simply gamers to interchange on the roster this offseason. In accordance with Eric Dillard of The Daring Take Podcast, the Jaguars are hiring Tampa Bay offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich as their subsequent head coach. SB Nation’s Demetrius Harvey confirmed the report shortly after.

Leftwich has been the Bucs offensive coordinator for the final three seasons. Earlier than that he served on Bruce Arians’ workers with the Arizona Cardinals. Arians promoted the previous NFL sign caller to quarterbacks coach in 2017. Leftwich earned the interim offensive coordinator job following Mike McCoy’s firing in October of 2019.

Below Leftwich the Bucs have had super offensive success. This season, the offense completed first in yards per recreation (405.8) and passing yards per recreation (306.6). In addition they ranked second within the NFL in factors per recreation with 29.4.

Final 12 months the Bucs completed seventh in yards per recreation, second in passing yards and third in factors. And in 2019, the staff completed third in yards per recreation, first in passing yards and third in factors.

In the course of the Bucs’ end-of-season press convention on Monday, January 24, head coach Bruce Arians was requested if  Leftwich’s departure meant it was doubtless he would return to calling the performs on offense.

“It could be a very good probability, sure,” Arians mentioned.

By way of who will exchange Leftwich as offensive coordinator, Arians mentioned it’s a wait-and-see method.

“I’ve gone by means of a lot of totally different situations in the previous few weeks simply in case,” Arians mentioned. “We’ll have to attend and see.”

Pewter Report has reported that extensive receivers coach Kevin Garver can be promoted to the position of offensive coordinator to interchange Leftwich. Arians’ current feedback counsel that Garver wouldn’t be calling performs, although.

In the meantime, Professional Soccer Community’s Aaron Wilson reported on Tuesday that Leftwich needs to carry Garver with him to Jacksonville. If Garver departs, search for assistant extensive receivers coach Thaddeus Lewis to be thought of for the offensive coordinator place.



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