New Jacksonville Jaguars assistant secondary coach Marlon McCree is no stranger to the Jaguars. He was drafted by Tom Coughlin in the seventh round of the 2001 NFL Draft. McCree started for the Jaguars until he was waived prior to the start of the 2003 season by the new Jaguars coaching staff. McCree bounced around the league playing with the Houston Texans, Carolina Panthers, San Diego Chargers, and came back to camp with the Jaguars in 2009. The Orlando and Port Orange native however now returns to the Jaguars as a coach.
"It feels awesome," McCree said in an interview with the Daytona Beach News Journal. "I've come full circle. I started my (NFL) playing career in Jacksonville, and now I'm starting my coaching career in Jacksonville. Being a native of Florida, there's nothing I'd like to do more than to help bring a Super Bowl title to the city of Jacksonville."
After the 2009 season when he was released, McCree retired from playing. He took an unpaid coaching internship with the New York Giants in 2010 and with the Denver Broncos in 2011. "I couldn't ask for a better situation. This is more than a dream come true. I'm very thankful."