The Jaguars already have an initial list of candidates for their head coaching vacancy after firing Urban Meyer 13 games into the season.
That list includes Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich as well as former head coaches Jim Caldwell and Doug Pederson. The league allows teams to begin interviewing candidates this Tuesday, meaning the process can start moving in short order.
The Jaguars saw their season derailed by a series of embarrassing incidents involving Meyer. That culminated in his firing after a Tampa Bay Times report detailed that Meyer had kicked kicker Josh Lambo during practice, just days after an NFL Network report chronicled a number of internal issues, including the former Ohio State coach berating his assistants.
The job will still be desirable, though, with No. 1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence a potential franchise cornerstone.
All three names have good experience with quarterbacks, which makes them logical fits for a job in which success will begin and end with Lawrence’s future.