The Jacksonville Jaguars are reportedly hiring New York Jets secondary coach Joe Danna to be the new assistant secondary coach, according to Alex Marvez of Sporting News.
Danna started his NFL career as a defensive assistant with the Atlanta Falcons in 2008. He then moved on to be the defensive backs coach with the Miami Dolphins in 2010 before returning to the Atlanta Falcons to be their defensive backs coach in 2012. He has been with the New York Jets since 2015.
He will reportedly be working under head secondary coach Perry Fewell, who was hired earlier this month. Fewell has 32 years of coaching experience, including 19 in the NFL, and has previously worked under Tom Coughlin as the team’s defensive backs coach from 1998-2002. Jacksonville's pass defense ranked third in the NFL in 1999 and two years later the Jaguars gave up only 13 touchdown passes.
Danna would be the first assistant position coach hired by the new Jaguars coaching staff, communicating that the team wants to see extra care go into a secondary that while productive in 2016 was anything but impactful in terms of turnovers or big plays.