Jaguars Could Make Some Noise with Caldwell as GM, Roman as Head Coach

David LevinSenior Writer IIJanuary 6, 2013

For a few minutes, let's forget about any scenario that would bring Tim Tebow to the Jacksonville Jaguars. There are a few more important things to worry about before the team may or may not make the move to acquire mediocrity at the quarterback position.

According to a report on and also by Adam Schefter on NFL Countdown Sunday morning, the team is leaning toward bringing in Atlanta's Director of Player Personnel David Caldwell to assume the role of general manager and in doing so, he is reported to be looking to hire San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman as the team's new head coach and fire current head coach Mike Mularkey.

Both Mularkey and Caldwell were on the Falcons' staff in 2011. 

"Roman is in his second season as offensive coordinator of the 49ers after he followed Jim Harbaugh from Stanford to the NFL," the story reported. "He coached 13 seasons in the NFL as an assistant coach with the Carolina PanthersHouston Texans and Baltimore Ravens before spending two seasons with Harbaugh at Stanford."

The 49ers offense finished 2012 as the No. 11 ranked team in scoring and yardage gained. The Jaguars were ranked 31st in the league in total offense.

If the decision is made to bring in the duo and replace the entire coaching staff, could this lead to major personnel changes with the Jaguars? On Friday night, it was reported that team owner Shad Khan had given assistant coaches on the staff permission to seek other jobs with other organizations. A story in Saturday's edition of the Florida Times-Union by Ryan O'Halloran, stated this is a "sign more changes are to come."

As of now, Mularkey remains the head coach of the team, as he told the media in his press conference on Monday morning following the firing of Gene Smith, who had been the team's general manager the past four years.

The most immediate questions to be answered with the team center around the quarterback position, where Blaine Gabbert was ineffective and Chad Henne had moments of brilliance before falling apart in the final game of the season against Tennessee.

Could it mean the team will look at Alex Smith, who was benched and replaced by Colin Kaepernick this season for the 49ers? And who else might come with Roman from a 49ers staff that has put San Francisco football back on the map?

There is no timetable yet when a decision will be made on who will be the team's new general manager, but Khan stated on Monday in a press release, that he is still committed to bringing a Super Bowl Championship to Jacksonville.