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Jaguars fire GM Gene Smith, coach Mike Mularkey's future in doubt

Jaguars owner Shad Khan fired general manager Gene Smith Monday, a day after the team finished a franchise-worst 2-14.

The status of coach Mike Mularkey, his staff and the personnel department headed by Smith remains in doubt, according to the Florida Times-Union.

Smith, who had two years remaining on his contract, was one of 10 original Jaguars employees dating back to the team's creation and 1995 expansion season. The Jaguars never made the playoffs in Smith’s four years as GM, finishing 22-42 during that period. None of the 26 draft picks selected during Smith's GM tenure have made the Pro Bowl.

Khan, who purchased the Jaguars and took control last January, announced the franchise's mission via Twitter:

"Now it is time for the Jacksonville Jaguars to begin a new chapter. We’re not looking back. I’ve made it clear from Day One that we pledge nothing less than to deliver the first Super Bowl championship to Jacksonville."

Candidates to replace Smith, according to the Florida Times-Union, could include San Francisco executive Tom Gamble, Arizona’s Jason Licht and former general managers Bill Polian (Indianapolis) and Jerry Angelo (Chicago).

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