Former Lions offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter will be one of the key voices in charge of getting Trevor Lawrence on track next season. The Jaguars are hiring the young assistant, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets.
Cooter will serve as the passing-game coordinator under Doug Pederson in Jacksonville. This will be Cooter’s most notable role since his time as Detroit’s OC (2015-18). Previously, the 37-year-old staffer worked as a consultant with the Eagles.
The Lions hired Cooter to be Matthew Stafford‘s position coach in 2014 and quickly bumped him up to OC. The Jim Caldwell-era assistant stuck around for one season under Matt Patricia but was not retained for the 2019 campaign. Cooter spent the next two seasons as the Jets’ running backs coach.
Ex-Eagles coach Press Taylor was also in the mix for this job, per the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Jeff McLane (on Twitter). A former Pederson lieutenant, Taylor spent the 2021 season with the Colts.
Pederson called plays with the Eagles and said he will do so with the Jags as well. The Jags attempted to interview Texans assistant Pep Hamilton for their OC vacancy, but new Houston HC Lovie Smith promoted him. The Jags have hired ex-Chargers HC Mike McCoy as their quarterbacks coach but do not employ a nominal OC yet. For now, Pederson, McCoy and Cooter will be in charge of developing Lawrence.
12 comments on “Jaguars Plan To Hire Jim Bob Cooter”
Shouldn’t they have hired a real person instead of this character from a poorly written satire?
Khan probably has mistaken this guy for Bob Lee Swagger.
Ah, the guy who thought the key to maximizing Stafford was having him NOT throw downfield. What could go wrong?
Best name in football should never be unemployed.
Didn’t he get arrested last year?
Can’t boot the coot
So is Jim Bob Cooter
The Dukes of Hazard?
Is jim.bob cooter the ultimate red neck name
Wasn’t he a pseudonym in Fletch Lives?
Peter Lemonjello…you’re house is on fire…
Cooter will really help Trevor Lawrence
I thought you could only legally hire Cooter in Las Vegas…
Best name in NFL History