Oct 25, 2020; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) with offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Urban Meyer was fired as head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars following a 2-11 start and a seemingly never-ending cascade of problems, issues, and allegations. It doesn’t appear that many of the current players are too sad that he’s gone and plenty of people around the NFL think it was the right move as well.

Now comes the hard part. Who should Shad Khan hire to clean up Urban’s mess and try to return the Jacksonville Jaguars to their former selves when they came within one game of the Super Bowl in 2017. Since then, they’ve posted three losing seasons, including a 1-15 finish last year that doesn’t appear as though it will be much improved upon this year.

The Jaguars need a spark in the form of a head coach who can inspire the players and understands how to operate within the NFL. Clearly, a lot of people seem to think they know the answer and it happens to be someone with a history in Jacksonville.

Byron Leftwich is currently the offensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers where he was part of the team’s Super Bowl victory last year. Before his coaching career, Leftwich was a quarterback in the NFL and he started his career as quarterback for the Jaguars between 2003 and 2006. Byron also went on to play for the Falcons, Steelers, and Bucs before retiring.

After starting as a quarterback’s coach with the Arizona Cardinals, he quickly worked his way up to offensive coordinator and then joined Bruce Arians in Tampa Bay with the same role.

Leftwich was asked about the possibility at today’s press conference but he deflected pretty well.

Now, it seems that the stars may have aligned for Leftwich to return to the Jaguars in a whole new role. And a lot of NFL folks are excited about the potential.

We’ll see if the Jaguars end up hiring Leftwich and if he’s even interested.

About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to sean@thecomeback.com.