Report: Jaguars hire ex-Giants HC Ben McAdoo as quarterbacks coach

By Matt Johnson
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After a two-year hiatus from the NFL, former New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo will be returning to the sidelines in 2020. McAdoo is reportedly joining the Jacksonville Jaguars as the team’s quarterbacks coach, per ESPN’s Dan Graziano.

The 42-year-old interviewed with Jacksonville this offseason for their offensive coordinator position, which went to former Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden. Now the former NFC East coaches will team up with the Jaguars to get the most out of quarterback Gardner Minshew.

McAdoo served on Mike McCarthy’s staff with the Green Bay Packers from 2006-’13 before joining the Giants as offensive coordinator in 2014. New York was named New York’s head coach in 2016 and went 11-5 in his first season but was fired following a 2-10 record in 2017. McAdoo also met with the Browns this offseason and interviewed for a spot on Kliff Kingsbury’s staff in 2019.

Given his work with future Hall of Fame quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers and Eli Manning, the Jaguars will hope his experience can help Minshew take the next step in his career.