Jaguars request to interview Greg Roman for OC job

The Jacksonville Jaguars are looking west for their next offensive coordinator.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the team has requested permission to interview in-limbo 49ers play-caller Greg Roman for the role left open by the fired Jedd Fisch, according to a Jags source.

Roman -- who also has drawn interest from the Bills for their head-coaching spot -- shares at least one strong link to Jacksonville's front office: He was the college roommate of general manager David Caldwell at John Carroll University in Ohio.

Roman's Niners scheme suffered this season, but his track record for creative game-planning left many to view him as a potential head-coaching candidate over the past few seasons.

Jacksonville could use more innovation after the offense finished second-to-last in the NFL in 2014. Whoever takes over will be tasked with developing young quarterback Blake Bortles and a cast of inexperienced pass-catchers.

A Roman attack in Jacksonville would almost certainly stress a power run game and potentially equal a longer leash for running back Toby Gerhart, who led the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision in rushing yards (1,871) and touchdowns on the ground (28) at Stanford in 2009, during Roman's tenure as a Cardinal under then-coach Jim Harbaugh.

The Jaguars also requested to speak with Vikings running backs coach Kirby Wilson, per Rapoport.

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