The Jacksonville Jaguars knew the old adage well in 2013 — beggars can’t be choosers. They had one of the worst rosters in their history, a failure of a franchise quarterback in Blaine Gabbert, and no defense.
This go around, it’s a different story for Dave Caldwell.
According to Mike Florio over at ProFootballTalk.com, the Jaguars head coaching vacancy is drawing an “overwhelming” response.
The Jaguars aren’t expected to do anything unexpected or unconventional in the search. The names expected to emerge for interviews once the season ends include former Jaguars and Giants coach Tom Coughlin, former Falcons coach and current Buccaneers defensive coordinator Mike Smith, former Chiefs coach and current Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley, former Broncos coach and current Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, former Rams coach and current Cowboys offensive coordinator Scott Linehan, and Bills offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn.
Aside from Linehan and Lynn, we knew all these names already, right? That’s not to say there are names that aren’t being released yet who have contacted the team already, but this is pretty much unchanged from the last few weeks.
But you have to admit — the candidates pool is a lot better than it was in 2013.