Newly-hired Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer is not wasting much time in searching for individuals who will join him in his coaching staff. Former Atlanta Falcons interim head coach Raheem Morris recently emerged as a candidate to serve as the Jaguars' defensive coordinators next season, per ESPN‘s Adam Schefter.
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Morris has been in the league since 2002 which began with a stint with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the team's defensive quality control coach. He stayed in West Florida until 2011 before packing his bags to have a two-year stint with the then-Washington Redskins.
He eventually landed with the Falcons back in 2015 where he held various roles in the coaching staff. After the organization parted ways with head coach Dan Quinn midway through the 2020 season, Morris was eventually elevated to handle the coaching duties for the team.
The 44-year-old finished his lone campaign as the interim head coach of the Falcons with a 4-7 record since he took over the position. The team ultimately ended the regular season with a 4-12 overall record to miss out on the postseason for the third consecutive year.
Despite his subpar performance as head coach, his invaluable experience as a defensive tactician throughout the years still makes him a viable candidate for Meyer. The upcoming offseason will be crucial for the Jaguars as they aim to get back on track starting with the top overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
With a new quarterback expected to be at the helm, Urban Meyer and his soon-to-be-formed coaching staff will be pivotal for the Jaguars' rebuilding cause moving forward.