Jaguars hire former Lions interim head coach Darrell Bevell as offensive coordinator

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By RADIO.COM

New Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer has tabbed former Detroit Lions interim head coach Darrell Bevell to be his offensive coordinator, per Tom Pelissero and Mike Garafolo of NFL Media.

Bevell, 51, coached the Lions for the final five games of the 2020 season, with the team going 1-4 after Matt Patricia was fired. It's fitting that on the day that the Lions introduced Dan Campbell as their next head coach, Bevell landed on his feet elsewhere.

Prior to becoming the offensive coordinator (and eventually, the interim head coach) in Detroit, Bevell had lengthy stints as the offensive coordinator in both Minnesota and Seattle, helping both Brett Favre and Russell Wilson to have tremendous success. Most notably, Bevell was Pete Carroll's offensive coordinator in Super Bowl XLVIII, when the Seahawks throttled the Denver Broncos.

Though perhaps not sexy on paper, the NFL Media report indicates that Bevell chose Jacksonville over "several teams." The Jaguars have both a bounty of draft picks and salary cap space to play with this offseason, and most notably are expected to select Trevor Lawrence with the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft. If Lawrence is the generational talent many believe him to be, it's not hard to imagine Bevell getting serious looks to be a full-time head coach in the next few years.

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