The NFL is once again set to have a handful of head coaching vacancies at the end of the 2021 season.
The Jacksonville Jaguars already need a new head coach, while the Chicago Bears will likely be on that list as well.
ESPN’s Get Up crew were talking about the Jaguars and Bears and which team has the better opening.
Former NFL GM Mike Tannenbaum could not stop raving about how the Jaguars present any potential head coach with a historic opportunity.
.@RealTannenbaum says the Jags have a more attractive coaching opportunity than Chicago 😳
"This reminds me of when Steve Kerr went to the Warriors and he had the foundation there, they made a couple of tweaks, and the rest is history. They should be in the playoffs next year." pic.twitter.com/kNibwg207K
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) December 21, 2021
Comparing the Jaguars to the Golden State Warriors is a wild stretch, but the logic in that statement is still sound.
Perks Of The Job
Tannenbaum explains how the Jaguars have a top quarterback talent in Trevor Lawrence on a rookie deal for three more years.
That means, as he says, they are saving up to $40 million per year at the position to use elsewhere on the roster.
There are young building blocks all over the roster and 2021 first-round pick Travis Etienne is set to make his professional debut in 2022.
One could argue that the decision for any candidate comes down to Lawrence or Justin Fields.
Who should be the next Jaguars head coach after the Urban Meyer firing? pic.twitter.com/EzKiITDoAN
— PFF (@PFF) December 16, 2021
One thing Tannenbaum fails to mention is that the Jaguars have had one winning season since 2008, which came in 2017.
Yet again, the conversation circles back to Lawrence and the hype of building a team around a player seen as a generational talent.
Will Jacksonville become the NFL’s version of the Warriors?
That is a mighty claim, but getting the right head coach in place should mean the Jaguars at least string together a few winning seasons with so much talent on the roster.