Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell said he would be interested in Tom Coughlin coming back and reprising his role as head coach of the Jaguars in a press conference on Monday.
Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell said former Giants HC Tom Coughlin will be on team's candidate list.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 19, 2016
For the last few weeks, there have been rumors of mutual interest between the Jaguars and Tom Coughlin and those rumors were confirmed less than 24 hours after Gus Bradley was fired after going 14-48 in just under four seasons.
In 20 seasons, Coughlin has averaged 8.5 wins per year — 3.5 wins better than Bradley’s best season. He ranks 14th all-time in the NFL in wins.
You have to consider if Coughlin would want to build the Jaguars again. Would he want to risk tarnishing his legacy? Coughlin is revered in Jacksonville for what he did with the franchise when it was in its infancy. Does he want to risk ruining that if he comes back and it doesn’t work? Is it worth the risk of his legacy to come back and try again, especially considering his potential career remaining time frame?
With Coughlin reportedly reaching out to Bradley this year and offering his services as a coaching consultant, the answer seems to be more yes than no.