NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Saturday the Jaguars will interview the former New York Giants and Jaguars head coach sometime in the coming week.
Rapoport said the interview with the 70-year-old Coughlin could be for the head coaching job or as some type of "football czar" position overseeing operations.
Coughlin served as the Jaguars' coach during their inaugural year in 1995. He led the team to the playoffs four times in eight seasons in Jacksonville, where he compiled a 68-60 record before being fired. He twice took the Jags to the AFC Championship Game before losing.
The Jaguars had just three winning seasons since Coughlin's departure following the 2002 season.
Coughlin then guided the Giants for 12 seasons from 2004-2015, including victories in Super Bowls XLII and XLVI.
Coughlin had one year left on his contract but he "resigned" in January following New York's second straight 6-10 season and third straight losing season. Offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo was hired to replace him.
In August, Coughlin was named senior advisor to football operations for the NFL. He works with NFL executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent on a variety of issues to support and improve the game.
Coughlin compiled an NFL coaching record of 182-157, the 11th-most wins in league history.
Other candidates being mentioned for the opening in Jacksonville include Jaguars interim coach Doug Marrone, New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, Atlanta Falcons OC Kyle Shanahan, Buffalo Bills OC Anthony Lynn and Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph.