Where things stand 3 weeks into interviews

The Jacksonville Jaguars currently have one of the league’s open head coaching vacancies and could be set to make a decision soon as they are in their second wave of interviews. Their opening became available back on Dec. 16, but their first known interview took place on Dec. 30 (20 days ago), which means they are a day away from the three-week mark.

Unlike in their last process, the Jags decided to cast a wide net this time and do their due diligence to avoid the catastrophe that occurred last season, and most importantly get the hire right for quarterback Trevor Lawrence. They’ve only shown interest in candidates with NFL experience, though all of them don’t necessarily have head coaching experience.

With the team likely closer to deciding than others due to a somewhat early start, here is all we know up until this point:

Coaching candidates

Jan 29, 2018; St. Paul, MN, USA; Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson addresses the media during Super Bowl LII Opening Night at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Candidate

Current team

Interview date

Source

Dan Quinn

Cowboys

Unknown if he has interviewed

Adam Schefter

Byron Leftwich | Jim Caldwell | Doug Pederson | Matt Eberflus | Nathaniel Hackett | Kellen Moore |

Who has been named a finalist?

Jan 5, 2019; Houston, TX, USA; Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus against the Houston Texans during the AFC Wild Card at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

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Right now, there is one known finalist in Indianapolis Colts coordinator Matt Eberflus, who NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero announced would be getting a second interview on Monday. According to Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated, that interview will take place in Indianapolis as Shad Khan will be flying in from his home in Illinois.

Eberflus is a familiar face to the Jags as they’ve faced his defenses twice a year for some time now, and he’s garnered a lot of respect in the league….

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