Report: Jaguars still believe in head coach Doug Marrone
The Jacksonville Jaguars have been arguably the most disappointing team in the NFL this season. But even as they have lost nine of their last 10 games heading into Week 16, they plan to limit the amount of major changes they make after an abysmal year.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported on Sunday that the Jaguars have no intention of firing head coach Doug Marrone. Though Jacksonville is 4-10 after reaching the AFC Championship Game a year ago, owner Shad Khan is not looking for a scapegoat and wants to stick with the head coach he believed in enough to award a contract extension prior to the season.
Like Khan, Jaguars executive vice president Tom Coughlin also still has faith in Marrone, according to Rapoport. That is noteworthy in the wake of a recent report we heard about the possibility of Coughlin coaching the team in 2019.
Nearly everything has gone wrong for the Jaguars after their 3-1 start. They have finally decided to move on from Blake Bortles, so they should be heavily involved in the quarterback market this offseason. While one star player didn’t exactly give a ringing endorsement of Marrone recently, it makes sense that the coach is being given another shot after what the team accomplished a season ago. If Marrone can’t win with a better quarterback in 2019, he probably won’t keep his job.