Jacksonville Jaguars Part Ways with Head Coach Doug Marrone

Doug Marrone with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Photo by Adam Lacy/CSM/Shutterstock (10451435j)

The Jacksonville Jaguars are starting over completely in 2021.

Not only are they looking for a new general manager after firing Dave Caldwell earlier in the season, but the Jags are also looking for a new head coach. This is after they announced that they have fired Doug Marrone earlier this week.

The Jaguars finished the season with just one win, which might have earned them the first pick in the NFL draft but inevitably lost Marrone his job.

The good news for the Jaguars is that both the general manager and head coaching job are going to be very attractive. Jacksonville not only has the first pick in the draft, but they also have a lot more draft capital to add to that and a lot of salary cap money to spend.

The Jaguars are expected to take Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence with the first overall pick, who many experts consider to be the best quarterback prospect of the decade.

Marrone took over as head coach of the Jaguars when Gus Bradley was fired in 2016. In 2017, he led the team to a 10-6 record and an appearance in the AFC Championship game.

Unfortunately, the Jaguars couldn’t sustain that success, losing a majority of their best players from the 2017 roster and going 12-36 over the next three seasons with Marrone at the helm.