LA Rams could hire Byron Leftwich
Byron Leftwich is another former NFL player turned coach. He played collegiately at Marshall University. The Jacksonville Jaguars drafted him as the 7th overall selection of the 2003 NFL Draft.
Leftwich played nine seasons as an NFL quarterback. He is fourth on the Jaguars all-time passing yards list. He began his coaching career for the Arizona Cardinals as an intern in 2016.
He climbed the coaching ranks quickly under head coach Bruce Arians. In 2017, he became the Cardinals quarterback coach. Steve Wilks became the Cardinals head coach in 2018.
Wilks hired Leftwich to be both, the quarterbacks’ coach and offensive coordinator. Last season, Arians became the new head coach in Tampa Bay. Leftwich rejoined Arians as the Tampa Bay offensive coordinator.
Air Coryell landed
Leftwich ran the Air Coryell offense last season. They led the NFL with 5127 passing yards with 33 passing touchdowns. The Rams had 4669 yards with 22 touchdowns. LA supposedly had the better quarterback, right?
Leftwich faced the pressure felt by NFL quarterbacks throughout his playing career. He has the experience to call the right play in crunch time. He would rise to the challenge of winning the NFC West crown. Most of all, he would feature a wide-open offensive philosophy.
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