Urban Meyer is continuing to build his coaching staff for the Jacksonville Jaguars, and yet another name has emerged as a possible addition to the team. Former Ravens linebacker Zach Orr will interview with the Jaguars for the linebacker coach role, according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.
Former #Ravens LB Zach Orr will interview with the #Jaguars for their LB coach role, source says. Orr has been an assistant for Baltimore the last few years after a spine condition forced him to retire from playing. Could now join Joe Cullen in Jacksonville.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) January 28, 2021
Orr most recently served as a defensive analyst for the Baltimore Ravens, working with expected defensive coordinator Joe Cullen. Throughout the past four seasons with Baltimore, Orr has assisted coaching linebackers and special teams. He also has experience on the personnel side of the business, helping the Ravens evaluate players during the offseason.
Orr is just 28 years old. He was forced to retire from the NFL in 2017 due to a congenital spine condition. He originally joined the Ravens in 2014 as an undrafted free agent out of North Texas. Orr eventually found his way to a starting role at linebacker in Baltimore, including recording 133 tackles, six tackles for loss and three interceptions in 2016. He finished his career with 163 tackles, eight tackles for loss and one sack, according to Pro Football Reference.
It was originally reported that Charlie Strong would likely be coaching linebackers for the Jaguars, but if Orr is hired as the linebackers coach, expect Strong to serve as assistant head coach.