The Jacksonville Jaguars play their final game of the 2016 season on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, but their search for a new head coach appears to have already begun. The Jaguars interviewed former New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin last week and according to a report by Adam Schefter of ESPN, they’ll be interviewing Arizona Cardinals offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin soon.
Rams, Jags and Bills all expected to interview Cardinals offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin for their head coaching job, per sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 1, 2017
Goodwin is an interesting option for the Jaguars, as he’s been an under study of Bruce Arians for many years. Goodwin spent time under Arians when he was the offensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers for a few seasons and followed him to the Indianapolis Colts in 2012. Goodwin was then hired by Arians when he got the Arizona head coaching job to be his offensive coordinator.
While most credit Arians for the Cardinals offense, Goodwin has been at Arians hip for nearly a decade and Arizona has been known to have a very explosive offense while Arians and Goodwin have been there.
It’s also worth noting that Arians back in 2014 thought that Blake Bortles was the only “franchise quarterback” worth drafting high in that particular draft, so one might think Goodwin would also be a fan of his.