Bradley has served as the Jaguars head coach for the past three seasons, leading them to a 12–36 record. Jacksonville finished the 2015 season with a 5–11 record, third in the AFC South and tied for third-worst in the league.
The team announced in December that it would retain Bradley for the 2016 season, and the contract extensions tacks an additional year onto the original four-year contract he signed before the 2013 season.
“For an organization that we believe is ready to make its move, extending Gus through the 2017 season provides our club with much-needed stability in every respect,” general manager Dave Caldwell said in a statement. “It solidifies Gus’ good standing with our current players, provides certainty for free agents who may be considering the Jaguars and helps to deliver the continuity throughout our coaching staff that we think is critical for us to turn the corner.
“It also gives us the best opportunity to win in 2016. I appreciate [Jaguars owner] Shad [Khan] supporting this approach as we enter a pivotal season with high expectations at every level of the organization.”
- Erin Flynn