Jay Glazer of FOX Sports tweeted earlier tonight that the Jacksonville Jaguars have “tabbed” Falcons VP of Player Personnel David Caldwell as their next general manager. Caldwell is set to take over for Gene Smith, who was fired at the end of the season. Caldwell has been a member of the Falcons front office since 2008. Per Glazer, he is in the midst of negotiating a contract with the team.
The expectation that Caldwell was the Jaguars top choice became clear when he was granted a second, then third interview with team officials. Caldwell was also in the running for the GM position with the New York Jets.
Caldwell will be tasked with determining the immediate coaching future of Mike Mularkey, who just finished his first season as the Jaguars head coach with a 4-12 record. Mularkey spent a previous four seasons as the Falcons offensive coordinator. But several sources have indicated that Caldwell could lean towards hiring 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman as Mularkey’s replacement. Caldwell and Roman were once college roommates and teammates at John Carroll University.