Possible Connection For Jackson If Schottenheimer Leaves For Jacksonville

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Several things have to happen for the hypothetical link to happen, but the Rams could be searching for a new offensive coordinator if Jacksonville hires Brian Schottenheimer.

Though certainly not linked to any of the vacant head coaching positions currently available, Cincinnati Bengals assistant secondary and special teams coach Hue Jackson is generating interest with multiple NFL teams as an offensive coordinator. According to one report the Carolina Panthers are requesting permission to speak with Jackson while the New York Jets, due Rex Ryan's former association with Jackson in Baltimore, are reportedly interested.

Another link that could materialize, if current offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer leaves for the vacant head coaching job in Jacksonville, is the St. Louis Rams, writes Ryan Van Bibber with the Turf Show Times.

One name that was in the mix last year was former Raiders head coach Hue Jackson.

Fisher has said that the Rams would not change offensive systems if (Brian) Schottenheimer leaves. That might give Jackson a leg up in the process. He runs a very similar style offense with roots in the Air Coryell.

Ryan notes while with the Washington Redskins, Jackson was the team's former running backs coach while Brian Schottenheimer was the team's quarterback's coach, suggesting familiarity with a system that head coach Jeff Fisher doesn't want changed.

Right now Schottenheimer remains the Rams offensive coordinator so file this under rumor and intrigue.

Jackson was an offensive coordinator with Washington (2003), Atlanta (2007) and Oakland (2010) before becoming the Raiders head coach in 2011.

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