Former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and current Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich is interviewing for the Jacksonville Jaguars’ head coaching vacancy on Friday, according to a report by ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.
Widely considered a rising star in the profession, Leftwich won Super Bowl LV with Tampa Bay last season. He has served as the Buccaneers’ offensive coordinator since 2019. He was one of the first names linked to the Jacksonville opening following the ousting of Urban Meyer.
Leftwich was selected with the seventh pick in the 2003 NFL Draft by and played the first four years of his career in Jacksonville. He passed for 9,042 yards and 51 touchdowns with 36 interceptions, while leading the Jaguars to a 24-20 record.
Leftwich had two separate stints with Pittsburgh, but started just one game. He passed for 617 yards and two touchdown with an interception, and served as Ben Roethlisberger’s primary backup when the Steelers won Super Bowl XLIII.