Jaguars should consider Bills’ OC Brian Daboll to replace Urban Meyer

Brian Daboll, Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills (Syndication: Democrat and Chronicle)
Brian Daboll, Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills (Syndication: Democrat and Chronicle) /

The Jacksonville Jaguars should have Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll on a shortlist to replace Urban Meyer as head coach

The Jacksonville Jaguars overnight Wednesday fired head coach Urban Meyer and for the second straight offseason will be looking for a new head coach. The focus of their interview process should center primarily around one thing and that is finding someone who can help develop Trevor Lawrence and put him in a position to be successful.

Lawrence, who was the first overall pick last year, was considered one of the all-time best quarterback prospects. He was often mentioned with players like Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck in terms of their scouting reports and college resume.

Unfortunately, this rookie season has not gone well for Lawrence as he has 2,735 passing yards, 10 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions. In fact, Lawrence has only one passing touchdown in his past six games. For the season, he has only one game with two or more passing touchdowns, which occurred in Week 1.

Buffalo Bills’ OC Brian Daboll should be near the top of the list for the Jaguars

If the focus is to help Trevor Lawrence and put him in a position to be successful, then Buffalo Bills’ offensive coordinator Brian Daboll should be near the top of a shortlist for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Daboll joined the Buffalo Bills in 2018 as offensive coordinator after being the offensive coordinator for the University of Alabama. He joined the Bills the same year they drafted quarterback Josh Allen seventh overall.

Over the next three years, Allen has made significant strides to the point he was MVP runner-up last year. One of the reasons for the success has been the offensive game plan and how Daboll has crafted a scheme that puts Josh Allen in a position to be successful.

In the four seasons as offensive coordinator, Daboll has seen his offense go from 30th in the league in total yards to 24th in 2019 to second last year and is currently ranked eighth this season. The points scored have also consistently increased from 16.8 points per game in 2018, which ranked 30th in the league, to 27.9 this year, which ranks sixth in the league.

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Last year, Brian Daboll won AP’s Assistant Coach of the Year and earned a few head coach interviews last offseason with the New York Jets and Los Angeles Chargers. Even with the offense taking a slight step backward this year, Daboll should once again be a popular candidate for head coach positions and the Jacksonville Jaguars are a team that should have him at the top of their list.