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Byron Leftwich not interested in talking about Jacksonville Jaguars’ job

Vincent Frank

Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich will be among the most talked about head coach candidates around the NFL when the cycle opens next month.

That’s no more true than with the Jacksonville Jaguars after they fired head coach Urban Meyer early Thursday morning a mere 13 games into his tenure in Duval.

A former first-round pick of the Jags back in 2003, Leftwich starred with the team for four seasons. He’s considered one the best young offensive minds in the game.

In his weekly Q&A with reporters ahead of Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints, Leftwich was asked about the Jaguars’ now-sudden vacancy. He was not having any of it.

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The 41-year-old Leftwich is going to have to get accustomed to these questions as the 2021 NFL season comes to the conclusion and the playoffs start.

After all, he helped Tom Brady make the transition from two decades in New England — only to lead the Buccaneers to the Super Bowl title last season.

Thus far this year, Leftwich is leading the top-ranked offense in the NFL in terms of both points scored and total yards. He’s considered one of the top head-coach candidates of the coming cycle.

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Byron Leftwich as a favorite to land the Jacksonville Jaguars’ job

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Nov 28, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich before the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

According to Bet Online, Leftwich is among the top favorites to become Jacksonville’s next full-time head coach. He’s joined by interim man Darrell Bevell on this list.

  • Byron Leftwich: +500
  • Kellen Moore: +500
  • Darrell Bevell: +550
  • Eric Bieniemy: +700
  • Joe Brady: +700
  • Doug Pederson: +900