The Jacksonville Jaguars have been looking for a head coach for the last month, and it doesn’t yet appear that they are any closer to making a decision on Urban Meyer’s replacement.
According to a report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Jaguars are not close to a deal with Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich, and we seem to be finding out why that is.
According to former Jaguar Uche Nwaneri, Jags GM Trent Baalke is trying to sabotage Leftwich’s chances of landing his first head job.
“Word on the street is Baalke is actively trying to sabotage Byron Leftwich because [Leftwich] does not want [Trent Balke] and of course, Baalke is part of the decision making,” Nwaneri tweeted.
“Doesn’t surprise me one bit,” the seven-year vet continued. “If Shad Khan ends up skipping on Byron, will only confirm he should sell the Jags.”
The Leftwich saga has been a whirlwind to this point, because despite a positive second interview with him last week, he has yet to be named head coach as other coaches such as Nathaniel Hackett and Matt Eberflus have been hired by Denver and Chicago.
The Jags looked to be moving in the right direction after parting ways with Urban Meyer, but it appears that they still have a ton of toxicity within the organization.