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Report: Jaguars’ Jim Bob Cooter hired as Colts OC

After one season as Jacksonville’s passing game coordinator, Jim Bob Cooter has been hired as offensive coordinator for Indianapolis.

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The Indianapolis Colts have hired Jim Bob Cooter as its offensive coordinator, ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported on Monday. Cooter spent the past season with the Jacksonville Jaguars as its passing game coordinator.

Cooter’s first NFL gig came with the Colts back in 2009, when he acted as offensive assistant for two seasons under Jim Caldwell. He spent the next decade bouncing around the league in various roles for the Chiefs, Broncos, Lions, Jets, and Eagles before eventually joining Doug Pederson’s inaugural Jaguars staff.

This will be Cooter’s second chance as an NFL offensive coordinator. In his first stint, he served under Caldwell in 2016 and 2017 and Matt Patricia in 2018 with the Lions. (Those offenses finished in DVOA). Now, Cooter will be working with first-time head coach Shane Steichen, who worked with Cooter in Philly in 2021.

The new head coach-offensive coordinator pairing in Indy has coached the likes of Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers, Matthew Stafford, Trevor Lawrence, Jalen Hurts, and Justin Herbert over the years. However, the Colts will likely be starting a new quarterback for the sixth season in a row.

Jacksonville’s passing game coordinator position could be left vacant, but the Jaguars are currently looking for possible replacements (per Mia O’Brien).