The Jaguars have been plucking former Seattle Seahawks off of the free agent player and coach market all offseason, and they have done it once again. Tom Pelissero of NFL Network is reporting that the Jaguars are hiring the Seahawks secondary coach Nick Sorenson to take over the role of special teams coordinator.
The #Jaguars are expected to hire a familiar face to run special teams: their former special teams captain Nick Sorensen, per sources.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) May 28, 2021
Sorensen spent the past 8 years as a defensive assistant in Seattle and can run the system installed by Brian Schneider, who left the team.
As Pelissero mentions, the most intriguing part of this signing is that Sorenson will be replacing another former Seahawks assistant, Brian Schneider, who spent 11 years as the special team's coordinator in Seattle up until he stepped away for personal reasons during the 2020 season. Earlier this week, Schneider stepped away from the Jaguars for personal reasons, and Jacksonville decided to bring in Sorensen, who worked under Schneider as an assistant special teams coach in Seattle.
Sorenson now joins the group of Shaquill Griffin, Carlos Hyde, Phillip Dorsett, Darrell Bevell (offensive coordinator), Brian Schneider, and Brian Schottenheimer (quarterbacks coach) as former Seahawks players and coaches to join the Jaguars this offseason.
Oh yeah, and the Jaguars play at the Seahawks on October 31st, so it’ll be one big reunion when the two teams meet up at Lumen Field.