Gus Bradley won’t be out of work for long.
The now-former Jacksonville Jaguars head coach, who was fired earlier this month after dropping to 14-48, is expected to join Anthony Lynn for any lead job he lands this offseason, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.
Promoted to interim head coach following the dismissal of Rex Ryan this week, Lynn is widely considered to be the front-runner for the full-time job with the Buffalo Bills.
The Bills position is Lynn’s “to lose” heading into Sunday’s regular-season finale, sources told NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Bradley would presumably be going back to his roots as part of Lynn’s coaching staff in Buffalo, or elsewhere, with the most logical position being defensive coordinator.
His experience over the last few years in Jacksonville, regardless of success, would be tremendously valuable to Lynn as his rapid ascent through the coaching ranks continues. As a result, Bradley could also have an assistant head coach tag.
Bradley’s defenses with the Jaguars were among the NFL’s worst for three consecutive years before a fourth-place standing in yards allowed in 2016.
His four seasons spent as defensive coordinator with the Seattle Seahawks, overseeing the rise of a historically dominant defense, led to him becoming one of the league’s most highly sought-after head coaching candidates back in 2013.
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