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Jaguars fire head coach Doug Marrone

The Jacksonville Jaguars have decided to move on from Doug Marrone.

Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone watches from the sidelines during the second half against the Houston Texans at TIAA Bank Field. Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars have relieved head coach Doug Marrone of his duties following the team’s regular season finale. The team announced the news Monday morning. Jacksonville finished the season 1-15 and holds the No. 1 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

The Jaguars hired Marrone as an offensive coordinator following a two season stint as head coach with the Buffalo Bills. After the Bills franchise was sold in 2014, Marrone opted out of his contract under a clause that allowed him to do so in case the team changed ownership. He was eventually promoted to interim head coach of the Jaguars after Gus Bradley was fired following a 2-12 start.

The Jaguars weren’t thought of as a competitive team heading into the 2020 season, but Marrone’s 23-37 record as a head coach was the final nail in the coffin. The Jaguars traded away several defensive stars over the last year, including DBs Jalen Ramsey and A.J Bouye, DE Yannick Ngakoue and DE Calais Campbell.