The Jaguars fired longtime head coach Jack Del Rio at the end of November after a 3-8 start. The team, which was also sold to a new owner during the season, finished 5-11 overall.
O’Brien had also been mentioned as a candidate for the Penn State opening, but sources told CBS Sports that he will not coach the Nittany Lions.
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O’Brien was officially named the offensive coordinator in New England prior to this season after serving as quarterbacks coach the previous two years.
This is O’Brien’s fifth season in the New England organization.
The Patriots have a first-round bye, but be sure to tune in to a special playoff edition of Patriots GameDay Sunday January 8 at 11:30am on WBZ-TV.