According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Jacksonville Jaguars are expected to hire Doug Marrone as their head coach.
Marrone had previously served as Jacksonville’s associate head coach and offensive line coach before taking over as the interim coach following Gus Bradley’s dismissal following Jacksonville’s Week 14 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
With the expected Marrone hiring, the Buffalo Bills, Denver Broncos, Los Angeles Rams, San Diego Chargers and the San Francisco 49ers are the only remaining teams still searching for a head coach.
The Marrone hiring is of interest to Washington Redskins’ offensive coordinator Sean McVay, who has interviewed with both the Rams and the 49ers.
Jacksonville had interviewed New England Patriots’ offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, Bills interim head coach Anthony Lynn, Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, Arizona Cardinals offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator Mike Smith and former New York Giants and Jaguars head coach Tom Coughlin.
Of the listed coaches interviewed by the Jaguars, McDaniels, Lynn and Shanhan had interviewed for both the Los Angeles and San Francisco head coaching positions, while Goodwin interviewed for the Los Angeles head coach position.
According to Sports Illustrated’s Michael Silver, McVay’s interviews with the Rams and 49ers both went very well. Known for his well-spoken, calculated demeanor, the 30-year-old McVay appears to be close to becoming an NFL head coach, whether that happens this year or not.