Over the course of the next few weeks, I'm going to examine some of the potential head coaching candidates for the soon to be vacant Jacksonville Jaguars head coaching position. When I put the word out on Twitter that I would be soliciting names for the potential head coaching profiles, the name quite a few fans threw at me was Rob Chudzinski, the current offensive coordinator of the Carolina Panthers. Chudzinski calls an explosive offense with rookie quarterback Cam Newton, who is in the running for offensive rookie of the year.
One interesting thing about Chudzinski is, if he's a legitimate Jaguars candidate, he will know quite a bit about what he's getting into with quarterback Blaine Gabbert. The Panthers reportedly did extensive work on Gabbert pre-draft and essentially boiled down their pick to Gabbert or Newton, ultimately going Newton. Chudzinski was the offensive coordinator from some of the best Miami Hurricane's football teams from 2001-2003 and has time as both an offensive coordinator and tight ends coach in the NFL. He served as the tight ends coach for the Cleveland Browns in 2004 and in San Diego in 2005-2006, and in 2009-2010. In 2007-2008, Chudzinski was the offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns, a season that saw Derek Anderson throw for over 3,500 yards with 29 touchdowns and 19 interceptions.