ESPN’s Adam Shefter, the man of a million Blackberries, is reporting that the Jacksonville Jaguars are hiring former New York Giants’ and Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Tom Coughlin to be their Executive Vice President of Football Operations
And this! Jaguars also hiring their former HC Tom Coughlin as Executive VP of Football Operations, per source. Marrone and Coughlin in Jax.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 9, 2017
NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport added some depth to the story by explaining that Coughlin initially interviewed to be the Jaguars’ next head coach. However, Jacksonville’s ownership is reportedly planning to hire Doug Marrone for that job. Rapaport added that Coughlin was never a serious candidate for the head coaching job, which caused him to “reverse course a bit” and decide to take an executive job in the Jags’ front office.
Jacksonville planning to hire Doug Marrone as HC, league sources tell ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 9, 2017
While the official power structure has yet to be released, insiders speculate that GM David Caldwell will continue to pick players with input from Coughlin. However, the former head coach could get more power if picks don’t begin to pan out.
Coughlin was also reportedly a candidate for the Buffalo Bills’ head coaching vacancy.