Now he's taking his name out of the hat altogether. The Jaguars hired Doug Marrone earlier this week, but Smith was still a stop candidate for the Los Angeles Chargers' gig.
ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reported Thursday night that Smith agreed to terms on an extension to stay with Tampa Bay.
Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio reported Monday that Smith had emerged as the "top guy" for the Jaguars' vacancy.
Smith, 57, had a 66-46 record in seven seasons coaching the Atlanta Falcons. His Buccaneers defense allowed the fifth-most yards per game in the NFC last season. It also allowed the most penalty yards in the conference.
The Chargers are still considering Matt Patricia, Dave Toub, Anthony Lynn, and Teryl Austin for its vacancy, according to its official website. The team fired Mike McCoy on Jan. 1. McCoy, 44, has already been hired to coordinate the Denver Broncos' offense, according to reports.