Tuesday December 29th, 2015

Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan has backed Gus Bradley and will keep the head coach for the 2016 season, the team announced Tuesday.

“I spoke to Gus Bradley today to confirm to him that he will continue as head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2016,” Khan said in a statement. “It’s evident to see how far we’ve come in many aspects of our game, and Gus deserves a lot of credit for that progress. It’s also evident the considerable work that remains to be done to be where we expect to be at this time next season, which is well above where we stand today. And Gus understands that.”

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Bradley has one year remaining on his four-year contract. He has posted a 12–35 record in nearly three seasons with the Jaguars.

“[General manager] Dave Caldwell and I also spoke today and we are both confident that Gus will make 2016 the best year of his career,” Khan added. “In the meantime, I expect his coaching staff and team to respond favorably to this news in preparation for Houston on Sunday and then begin thinking about what more they can provide next season. We have high ambitions.”

The Jaguars are 5–10 this year ahead of Sunday’s season finale against the Houston Texans.

- Christopher Chavez

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