Jaguars hire former Giants coach Ben McAdoo to coach QBs

Jaguars hire former Giants coach Ben McAdoo to coach QBs

By: Hays Carlyon

Jaguars coach Doug Marrone continued to fill out his staff on Wednesday.

The team announced Marrone has hired former New York Giants coach Ben McAdoo to serve as quarterbacks coach.

The 42-year-old McAdoo becomes the second former NFL head coach that Marrone has hired this off-season. Former Washington coach Jay Gruden was named offensive coordinator on Jan. 22.

“Coach McAdoo brings a lot of experience and knowledge to the quarterback room,” Marrone said in a statement released by the team. “We’re excited to add him to our offensive coaching staff. He has mentored several great quarterbacks throughout his career, and his understanding of the position will be a valuable addition to our team and for the development of that group.”

McAdoo was the Giants coach from 2016-17, going 13-16 (counting playoffs). He succeeded Tom Coughlin after serving as New York’s offensive coordinator from 2014-15.

McAdoo has spent most of his NFL career with Green Bay. He was the Packers tight ends coach from 2006-11 before coaching Green Bay’s quarterbacks from 2012-13.

McAdoo has largely worked with veteran quarterbacks. Packers superstar Aaron Rodgers was already a Super Bowl and league MVP prior to working with McAdoo.

Giants legend Eli Manning was 33 when McAdoo arrived in New York.

With the Jaguars, McAdoo will work with second-year sensation Gardner Minshew as well as ninth-year veteran and former Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles.

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