Jacksonville Jaguars Should Hire Ken Whisenhunt As Offensive Coordinator

Arizona Cardinals Ken Whisenhunt

Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars turned some heads on Thursday, when they hired Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley as the fourth head coach in franchise history.

While Bradley was a good hire for the Jaguars defense, his lack of experience on the offensive side of the ball suggests that his most important hire this offseason will be who he chooses to be his offensive coordinator. Bradley and the Jaguars should strongly consider bringing in former Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt to run the offense.

Whisenhunt was fired by the Cardinals after a disappointing season in which he had to deal with perhaps the worst quarterback situation in the NFL. Despite his poor 2012 season, Whisenhunt was interviewed by several teams for their head coaching vacancies for a good reason. He has one Super Bowl ring from his time as the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator, and took the Cardinals to their only Super Bowl in franchise history.

It is unlikely that Whisenhunt will land a head coaching job this offseason, because the only vacancy remaining is with the Cardinals team that just fired him. The Jaguars may also have the inside track on hiring him as an offensive coordinator because all the other vacant head coaching jobs were filled by offensive minded coaches who will want to avoid hiring someone with the offensive resume that Whisenhunt possesses.

Bradley needs an offensive coordinator that he can lean on due to his lack of experience in coaching offense. Whisenhunt fits the mold of a creative offensive mind, with executive experience that could help Bradley tremendously as a first time head coach.


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