Sherman went 57-39 in six seasons in Green Bay from 2000-05 and led the Packers to three NFC North titles. He has a history developing quarterbacks, working with Brett Favre and drafting Aaron Rodgers, and would work with Josh Freeman in Tampa.
Sherman was fired in 2005 after a 4-12 season. His last season in the NFL was as offensive coordinator with the Texans in 2007.
General manager Mark Dominik participated in both interviews, which took place in Texas, according to the report.