- The Jacksonville Jaguars booted head coach Urban Meyer out the door after he kicked a kicker and now the Jags need a new head coach
- Jaguars fans immediately started begging Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich to leave his perfect job and go fix their dire situation, and Byron has now responded
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich has his eyes set on winning the NFC South division this weekend and then preparing his team to win back-to-back Super Bowls. He has one the best jobs in the entire NFL because he gets to coach and learn from Tom Brady, he’s on the reigning Super Bowl champion team, and he lives in Florida with no state income tax and only has to pay the jock tax on road games.
When the Jacksonville Jaguars fired Urban Meyer on Wednesday night, a move that had been coming for months, rumors immediately began swirling on who the Jaguars should and would hire as their next head coach.
The Jaguars will promote Darrell Bevell as interim head coach but names have been tossed around left and right from Marvin Lewis to Doug Pederson to Josh McDaniels and basically every other name in the sport. But Jags fans are desperate for Bucs OC Byron Leftwich and many see it as a natural fit because he played QB for Jacksonville for several seasons and lives in the state of Florida.
I’ve included some tweets about Leftwich below so you can see how quickly these rumors picked up…
Jaguars Fans REALLY Want Byron Leftwich
It’s all rather easy and obvious. Fire Urban now. Hire Byron Leftwich. It would be such a massive win on every level. #Jaguars
— Adam Schein (@AdamSchein) December 16, 2021
Would have to think that Byron Leftwich is the overwhelming favorite for the Jags job. No brainer.
— Derrick (@Steelers_DB) December 16, 2021
Byron Leftwich is the ONLY correct answer. https://t.co/dPrvqegy8k
— George Wrighster III (@georgewrighster) December 16, 2021
Jim Caldwell, Brian Daboll, Byron Leftwich, Kellen Moore, and Josh McDaniels would all be on my interview list.
— Jordan de Lugo (@jordandelugo) December 16, 2021
The rumors moved so fast that Byron Leftwich was actually asked about the rumors and responded within about 12 hours of Urban Meyer getting fired. Here’s what he had to say
When asked about a HC opening in Jacksonville, Byron Leftwich walked off saying “I’m just trying to win a division.”
— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) December 16, 2021
It would appear she either missed his answer or he was asked twice.
Leftwich, a very deserving head coaching candidate and former Jags quarterback, was wrapping up his media session when the Jax situation was brought up. Leftwich smiled, but wouldn’t entertain the question as he was leaving. #GoBucs
— Sara Walsh (@Sara_Walsh) December 16, 2021
Byron wants absolutely nothing to do with this discussion right now when his team is in the hunt for another Super Bowl. That can and will likely change when the season is over but Byron Leftwich will only do himself favors by making another deep run in the playoffs which would help his contract negotiations regardless of what he decides to do.
The Athletic’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter, Greg Auman, had this to add:
For Bucs fans, the biggest ripple effect of Urban Meyer's firing is the Jacksonville opening. Bucs OC Byron Leftwich, who was drafted by the Jaguars and played there from 2003-06, is a logical candidate there, given his success with Bucs, still just 41 years old. https://t.co/OpdWwcoYEN
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) December 16, 2021
It’s quite possible that Byron Leftwich leaves the Buccaneers for the Jaguars HC position next season but he truly has one of the best jobs in the NFL right now and it will be hard to pry him away from the chance to work with Tom Brady for another season if Tom comes back for one more.