Jaguars fire coach Mike Mularkey after one season
The Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey was fired Thursday after just one season with the team.
The Jacksonville Times-Union reports that general manager David Caldwell made Mularkey’s firing his first order of business, having been hired as GM just this Tuesday. Caldwell, who was introduced to the media this afternoon, said he made the move now to be able to explore every possibility as soon as possible.
“For that to happen as seamlessly as we want, and as quickly as our fans deserve, I feel it is in everyone’s best interests for an immediate and clean restart,” Caldwell said.
San Francisco offensive coordinator Greg Roman and St. Louis offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer are said to be in talks to be possible replacements for the team. This will be the third coach in three years for the Jaguars.
The Jaguars finished their season with just a 2-14 record, the worst in franchise history. According to the Associated Press, although Mularkey wasn’t given the best talent to work with, he also didn’t handle injuries and team decisions as best as he could have.
Despite the firing, both Caldwell and Jaguars owner Shad Khan maintain they respect Mularkey and wish him the best.
“Mike Mularkey is leaving our organization with my utmost respect,” Khan said. “Mike gave the Jaguars everything he had on and off the field, and his efforts as our head coach will always be appreciated.”