The Jacksonville Jaguars are going to hire former Steelers and Jaguars quarterback Byron Leftwich as their next head coach, according to multiple media reports, the first by Bold Take Podcast.
Leftwich will replace Urban Meyer, who was fired midseason in 2021.
Selected with the seventh pick in the 2003 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars, Leftwich spent time with four teams over his ten-year career. He spent two separate stints with the Steelers in 2008, 2010-12, seeing action in eight games with one start. He was a part of the team’s Super Bowl XLIII-winning squad after the 2008 season.
He was hired by former Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians to be a coaching intern when Arians was with the Arizona Cardinals in 2016. He was promoted to quarterbacks coach in 2017 and offensive coordinator in 2018.
In 2019, Arians hired him again in Tampa Bay, to serve as the Buccaneers offensive coordinator and he’s served in that role the last three seasons, winning Super Bowl LV.
Leftwich will join Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin as the only black head coaches in the NFL.