The Washington Redskins interviewed former Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley for the defensive coordinator job, which became vacant earlier this month when the team fired Joe Barry.
Prior to his four seasons as head coach of the Jaguars (record of 14-48, no playoff appearances), Bradley was the defensive coordinator in Seattle and helped build that fearsome defense, which ranked among the league’s best in 2011 and 2012. Bradley became the Jacksonville head coach in 2013.
It has been reported by multiple media outlets that Bradley is the leading candidate for the job, if he wants it.
Prior to his NFL career, Bradley coached for 16 seasons in college until Jon Gruden, then head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, hired him as an assistant coach. Redskins head coach Jay Gruden was also an assistant on that coaching staff, though on the other side of the ball. The general manager of the team at that time was Bruce Allen, currently the president of the Washington Redskins.
The Redskins interviewed former Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine earlier this week and have received permission to interview Carolina Panthers secondary coach Steve Wilks.