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Jaguars hire former Giants head coach Ben McAdoo as QB coach

One-time offensive coordinator candidate brought in by Marrone

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 14:  Offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo and quarterback Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants look on from the sideline against the Arizona Cardinals during a game at MetLife Stadium on September 14, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 14: Offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo and quarterback Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants look on from the sideline against the Arizona Cardinals during a game at MetLife Stadium on September 14, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images) (2014 Getty Images)


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jaguars will hire Ben McAdoo as quarterbacks’ coach, the team announced Wednesday.

McAdoo was interviewed for the Jaguars’ offensive coordinator position before Doug Marrone settled on Jay Gruden.

“Coach McAdoo brings a lot of experience and knowledge to the quarterback room, and we’re excited to add him to our offensive coaching staff,” Marrone said. “He has mentored several great quarterbacks throughout his career, and his understanding of the position will be a valuable addition to our team and for the development of that group.”

McAdoo was the head coach of the New York Giants in 2016 and 2017, following Tom Coughlin as the Giants head coach.

He has worked with Eli Manning and, before that, in Green Bay with Aaron Rodgers.

Like Gruden, McAdoo brings plenty of experience — he’s spent two years as a quarterbacks coach and two additional seasons as an offensive coordinator.

He has not been coaching since being let go after the 2017 season.

When Jaguars’ head coach Doug Marrone hired Gruden as offensive coordinator in January, he had not settled on hiring a quarterbacks coach, instead of considering allowing Gruden to serve both roles. Instead, he found another experienced coach to lead the quarterbacks through what is certain to be an offseason full of controversy.


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