Jags interviewed Titans OC Arthur Smith after wild-card game

James Johnson
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The Jacksonville Jaguars continued their search for a new head coach Sunday by interviewing Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith. Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, his meeting with the team took place last night after the Titans lost their wild-card game against the Baltimore Ravens.

While Eric Bieniemy was believed to be the coach all teams would be intrigued by, it’s actually Smith who has received some form of interest from all of the teams with vacancies. However, it’s worth noting that he’s scheduled to interview for every vacancy aside from the Houston Texans’ at the moment.

Smith is a candidate who has been intriguing to the league due to the work he’s done with the Titans offense, which features stars like tailback Derrick Henry, quarterback Ryan Tannehill, and receiver A.J. Brown. With the skill players the Jags have in receivers D.J. Chark and Laviska Shenault Jr., tailback James Robinson, and the likely addition of Trevor Lawrence, it’s possible he could have similar success in Jacksonville.

As of now, the Jags are a week into their search for a head coach after firing Doug Marrone last Monday. Many insiders believe that former Ohio State coach Urban Meyer is the front-runner for the Jags’ job as he’s started putting a staff together. Still, Jags owner Shad Khan looks to be doing his due diligence on all candidates, which is something fans should appreciate as an important decision looms.