During the search for the new head coach of the Jaguars one name that was reportedly in the mix was Brian Schottenheimer, offensive coordinator of the New York Jets. The position instead went to Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey and Schottenheimer has since been relieved from his position in New York.
So it's not particularly surprising that ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Jaguars have contacted Schottenheimer about their vacant offensive coordinator position.
Jacksonville has contacted former Jets OC Brian Schottenheimer about becoming its offensive coordinator.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 12, 2012
Schottenheimer reportedly had a meeting with owner Shahid Khan in New York that went "very well" according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. Schottenheimer served as quarterbacks coach for the Redskins in 2001, quarterbacks coach for the Chargers from 2002-2005 before accepting the position of offensive coordinator for the Jets in 2006.