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Jay Gruden‘s interview with the Jaguars ended up leading to a job offer. Washington's former head coach is expected to become the next Jaguars offensive coordinator, Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero of NFL.com report (via Twitter).

While the deal is not yet finalized, the five-plus-season Redskins HC and former Bengals OC is on track to take over as a key assistant on Doug Marrone‘s staff. The Jags interviewed Gruden this week.

Gruden joined ex-Giants head coach Ben McAdoo and ex-Rams head coach and Cowboys offensive coordinator Scott Linehan in interviewing for this post. Washington set several passing records during Gruden’s years with Kirk Cousins and was in first place in the NFC East when Alex Smith went down with the severe leg injury that derailed Washington’s 2018 season. The Redskins ranked 10th in scoring in their 2015 playoff season and were third in total offense a year later.

Despite Marrone entering his fourth season as the Jags’ full-time head coach, this has not been a stable position in recent years. The Jags fired Nathaniel Hackett late in the 2018 season and will make John DeFilippo a one-and-done in the role. With Marrone avoiding the ouster many expected, Gruden’s work with Nick Foles and Gardner Minshew will be critical to this regime staying in place. Gruden also figures to be auditioning for a future head-coaching job.

This article first appeared on Pro Football Rumors and was syndicated with permission.


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