With Jack Del Rio dismissed by the Jaguars, Mularkey and former Green Bay Packers coach Mike Sherman are on the short list as replacement candidates, according to a recent ESPN report.
Mularkey wants to be a head coach again. He was the Buffalo coach in 2004-05 and posted a 14-18 record.
Mularkey and Bill Musgrave, who left last season to become Minnesota’s offensive coordinator, have been lauded leaguewide for their fast development of quarterback Matt Ryan and for turning the Falcons’ offense into one of the league’s top units.
Mularkey is attractive because of his background in coaching power football. Jacksonville also needs someone to develop quarterback Blaine Gabbert, who is struggling in his first year in the league.
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog