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The Jacksonville Jaguars have been conducting their coaching search the past few weeks, and it appears they might be set to move on to Phase 2 of a search as eight meetings have been conducted. Of those interviews, half were with coaches who’ve been NFL head coaches in Doug Pederson, Jim Caldwell, Bill O’Brien, and Todd Bowles, which makes sense after what the Jags went through with Urban Meyer.
However, despite how things went this past season, most fans seem fine with getting one of the up-and-comers on the list, especially former Jags first-round pick Byron Leftwich. As many are aware, he is currently with the defending champions in the Tampa Bay Bucs and has done a marvelous job as their offensive coordinator, whether it was working with Jameis Winston or future Hall-of-Famer Tom Brady.
For those reasons (in addition to learning from Bruce Arians), Leftwich feels like he would be a great hire if the Jags pulled the trigger on him. And based on the reactions on Twitter, Jacksonville would be a happy place if the Khans signed off on a reunion.
Here are just some of several tweets from Twitter where fans and media members have discussed the potential of Leftwich becoming the Jags’ next head coach:
Think Jags should hire Byron Leftwich as next head coach
Can't waste Trevor Lawrence next year. Draft Evan Neal first up get Travis Etienne back pick up receivers in later round and free agency
— Luke. (@lukemufc25) January 9, 2022
I need Leftwich to get Lawrence to 5k in 2022.. https://t.co/s7QEUGMdEo
— Terrell W. (@TheReal_TWill) January 9, 2022
If the Jaguars want to help Trevor Lawrence, the guy they need to get is Byron Leftwich.
— Scott Carasik (@CarasikS) January 9, 2022
Still think Byron Leftwich would make a lot of sense for LV but having him work with Trevor Lawrence and coach his former team would be incredible
— Maliik (@NFLMaliik) January 11, 2022
If I were the #Jaguars Byron Leftwich would be the easiest decision as the team’s next head coach. History, respect around the league, good coach, young and a mind to mesh well with Trevor Lawrence.
Ideal candidate for Jacksonville.
— Demetrius Harvey (@Demetrius82) January 11, 2022
Leftwich & Lawrence 🔥 https://t.co/XRST5fG4mF
— DeMoe 🤡 #FireBaalke (@DeMoeRoberson) January 12, 2022
It’s taken me a while to get on board… but I am all in w/ Bryon Leftwich becoming the next HC of The @Jaguars.
He’s young, offensive oriented, would be a great developer and leader for Trevor Lawrence and I think could really get some Talent here in Jax via Free Agency/NFL Draft
— Andrew Shaw (@_andrew_shaw) January 16, 2022
Aerial assault Leftwich is gonna bring to Lawrence’s game. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 #Jaguars
— Matthew (@RealMBB) January 16, 2022
Leftwich and Lawrence about to be a beautiful relationship https://t.co/QOmSnnvHP1
— god hates jags (@godhatesjagspod) January 16, 2022
Our coach out here flexing in the playoffs, you love to see it.
— solls🏹 (@sollpaper) January 16, 2022
Not a Bucs fan but I’m cheering for future Jaguars Head Coach Byron Leftwich! #FireBaalke
— DeMoe 🤡 #FireBaalke (@DeMoeRoberson) January 16, 2022
"So, yeah, when we win, I'll have a second-round interview with the Jags but they won't be able to announce even if I get the job" pic.twitter.com/jz93esh03j
— Mia O'Brien (@MiaOBrienTV) January 16, 2022