Former CFL coach Marcus Brady to interview for Jaguars OC spot

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Generational quarterback prospect Trevor Lawrence will be heading to Jacksonville this offseason and he just might have one of the CFL’s brightest exports there to greet him.

NFL insider Tom Pelissero is reporting that the Jaguars have requested an interview with Indianapolis Colts’ quarterbacks coach Marcus Brady in order to fill their vacant offensive coordinator position.

Brady is an name gaining steam in NFL coaching circles, having just finished his second season Colts. He originally joined the franchise in 2018 as assistant quarterbacks coach.

In his first year in Indy, Brady helped Andrew Luck return to elite form passing for 4,593 yards and 39 touchdowns, second most in the NFL. After Luck unexpectedly retired prior to the 2019 season, Brady worked with Jacoby Brissett. Last season Brady was the man overseeing Philip Rivers.

The 39-year-old Rivers completed 68 percent of his passes for 4,169 yards with 24 touchdowns against 11 interceptions. The 17-year NFL veteran guided the Colts to the playoffs but lost to the Buffalo Bills 27-24 in the AFC Wild Card round.

Colts head coach Frank Reich was a quarterback at the University of Maryland, the same school where Edmonton Football Team bench boss Scott Milanovich played. Brady spent eight seasons, from 2009 to 2016, on coaching staffs with Milanovich, first in Montreal and then Toronto.

After seven seasons as a quarterback in the CFL with the Argos, Ticats and Alouettes, Brady was named Montreal’s receivers coach on Marc Trestman’s staff with the Als in 2009 to begin his coaching career. He was elevated to the birds offensive coordinator in 2012 and then took the same job with Toronto in 2013 and spent five seasons in double blue, winning a Grey Cup with the Argos in 2017.

After a one-win season and complete house cleaning, the Jaguars have installed legendary college coach Urban Meyer as their head coach, but still need a quarterback whisperer to make the presumptive first overall pick in Lawrence shine. Marcus Brady might be that guy.