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Jaguars To Interview Buccaneers OC Today

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OC Byron Leftwich via buccaneers.com

The Jacksonville Jaguars will be interviewing Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich today.

According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, the interview is scheduled for today — Friday, January 7, 2022. The Jaguars are in a hurry to get things set up for the 2022 season and requested to interview Byron Leftwich during the 2021 season instead of waiting until after the postseason.

Leftwich was drafted by the Jaguars in the first round of the 2003 NFL draft and spent 4 of his 9 NFL seasons with the team. He has showcased his skills as a coach for the past 5 years, starting as a quarterback coach for the Arizona Cardinals in 2017. Following the 2017 season, he was promoted to interim offensive coordinator in Arizona for a season before heading to Tampa Bay and taking on the role of offensive coordinator under head coach Bruce Arians. As an offensive coordinator for the Buccaneers, he oversaw an offense that went from 7-9 and missed the playoffs to 12-4 and Super Bowl Champs.

Currently, the Buccaneers offense is first in the NFL with 5057 passing yards, 58 touchdowns, 258 first downs, 463 receptions, 40 receiving touchdowns, and has only given up a league-low 22 sacks. That is one heck of a resume.