The Jacksonville Jaguars announced today that they have fired head coach Gus Bradley.
The Jaguars lost 21-20 to the Houston Texans earlier this afternoon, and they’re currently on a nine-game losing streak in the midst of a 2-12 season. Bradley went just 14-48 during his tenure as the Jaguars head coach, making him the worst coach in the modern era in terms of win percentage (.226).
Owner Shad Khan released a statement thanking Bradley for his contributions, and he also said that general manager Dave Caldwell will be leading the search for the new head coach - meaning that it sounds like Caldwell’s job is safe for the time being.
During his tenure, Caldwell went 2-5 against the Colts, but he won each of the last two games against Indianapolis. What this move means, though, is that the Colts will host a Jaguars team with a new coach in week 17. The Jaguars have not yet named an interim head coach for the last two weeks of the season, but they have Doug Marrone on staff who seems to be a logical choice.
The firing of Bradley is a move that pretty much everyone saw coming, and in fact many wondered why it took this long in the first place. The Jaguars have struggled for years, and it was obvious that they weren’t turning things around this year under Bradley.