Several reports indicate ex-Lions OC Darrell Bevell will be the Jaguars offensive coordinator

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Darrell Bevell has quickly found a new team after being passed over in the Detroit Lions head coaching search. Several reports, including fresh updates from NFL.com’s Tom Pelissero and Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, incident Bevell will be the new offensive coordinator for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The move is not yet official but could be finalized quickly. Bevell was the Lions offensive coordinator for the last two seasons, and he also took over as the interim head coach in Detroit when the team fired Matt Patricia with five games to play in the 2020 season.

In Jacksonville, Bevell will work under new head coach Urban Meyer, who was hired last week to turn around the Jaguars. Jacksonville went 1-15 in 2020, losing their final 15 games and firing Doug Marrone in the process. They are widely expected to use the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft on Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence. Bevell’s impressive body of work with Matthew Stafford — the No. 1 overall pick in 2009 — is a nice feather in his coaching cap.

The Lions are interviewing candidates to be Bevell’s replacement as Detroit’s offensive coordinator, including Ravens QB coach James Urban and Steelers WR coach Ike Hilliard.

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