Earlier in the week, it appeared that the Jaguars were close to bringing in former first-round quarterback, Byron Leftwich, to be their next head coach.
Leftwich has been Tom Brady’s offensive coordinator in Tampa Bay for the past two seasons. And according to multiple reports, the Jags deal was all but done.
Jaguars Reportedly Hiring Former First-Rounder Byron Leftwich To Be Their Head Coachhttps://t.co/GxH8sXbKAl
— SideAction (@SideActionHQ) January 26, 2022
But for whatever reason, the Jaguars still have not named Byron Leftwich their next head coach yet. And other teams are starting to pick their new coach (Broncos hired Nathaniel Hackett and Bears hired Matt Eberflus on Thursday morning). So what’s the hold up with Leftwich?
According to a report, Leftwich won’t take the Jaguars job if they retain Trent Baalke as their general manager.
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Source tells me that Byron Leftwich is the #jaguars pick but the hold up is over who will have control of the roster. Leftwich wants Trent Baalke out and the #Jaguars to hire Adrian Wilson who is the Vice President of pro scouting with Cardinals. https://t.co/TBlgdwaMEk
— Chris Porter (@ChrisPorterFCN) January 27, 2022
Adrian Wilson would do a great job in Jacksonville working with Byron Leftwich. That’s the move the Jaguars should make if they want Byron. Baalke has to go.
— Pete Prisco (@PriscoCBS) January 27, 2022
Byron Leftwich has a pretty good situation as it stands. And being as he’s only 40 years old, he’d likely have more opportunities to be a head coach in the future.
So for now, he’s going to be picky. And if he can’t see himself working hand-in-hand with Trent Baalke on a daily basis, then why would he agree to join to Jaguars?
Many fans, former players, and members of the media were calling for Jaguars ownership to send Trent Baalke packing with Urban Meyer. And it looks like Byron Leftwich shares that sentiment with the masses.