The Jacksonville Jaguars have been a dumpster fire in 2019, and it eventually cost Tom Coughlin his job as executive VP of football operations. The thought prior to the firing was that general manager Dave Caldwell and head coach Doug Marrone could both find themselves fired once the season ended. That might now be changing.
The team fired Coughlin earlier this week, and NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport is hearing that might be, “the only seismic move that the Jacksonville Jaguars organization and owner Shad Khan make this offseason.” Rapoport reported that removing Coughlin is a huge deal for removing some of the stress and issues Marrone and Caldwell dealt with this season. If the Jaguars finish the final two weeks strong, it might be enough to save both Caldwell and Marrone’s jobs.
Rapoport also said all of this could still result in Tony Khan taking on increased role moving forward. He is the team’s senior vice president of football administration and technology, but Coughlin’s firing opens up a sizable opportunity to improve the football operations department.