Bill O’Brien could find himself back in the AFC South.
According to a report from CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora, Jacksonville Jaguars GM Trent Baalke is “pushing” hard to have O’Brien become the next head coach.
“Trent Baalke has also recently been pushing Alabama offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien to ownership as a possible candidate. O’Brien earned accolades as a play-caller under Nick Saban and has previous experience as head coach in Houston. However, the bitter end to his time there, and his history of power struggles and personality clashes, won’t likely do much to stem the tide of public sentiment in Jacksonville against the early stages of this hiring process.”
The Jaguars fired head coach Urban Meyer after a terrible record and just numerous off-the-field issues.
The 52-year-old O’Brien was the Texans’ head coach from 2014-20.
He went 52-48 as the team’s head coach, making the playoffs four times.