Jaguars Fire Head Coach Doug Marrone After Four Seasons

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The Jaguars have fired head coach Doug Marrone, the team announced on Monday morning.

Marrone posted a 23–43 record in just over four seasons with Jacksonville. He took over as head coach with two games left in the 2016 season and led the Jaguars to the AFC Championship in 2017. Jacksonville has struggled in recent years with three straight last-place finishes in the AFC South. 

"I am committed and determined to deliver winning football to the City of Jacksonville," Jaguars owner Shad Khan said in a statement. "Realizing that goal requires a fresh start throughout our football operations, and with that in mind, I spoke this morning to Doug Marrone to express my gratitude for his hard work over the past four seasons as the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars. I'll always appreciate Doug's passion, grit and class, and I'm confident he will enjoy success in the next chapter of his career."

Jacksonville posted a 1–15 record in 2020. The lone win came against the Colts in Week 1. The Jaguars closed the regular season with a 28–14 loss to Indianapolis on Sunday. They will have the No. 1 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

The Jaguars will enter 2021 seeking their second playoff appearance since 2008.

Jacksonville is also searching for a new general manager after firing David Caldwell earlier this season, signaling their desire to hit the restart button within the organization's leadership. 

Prior to Marrone's firing, rumors swirled that the Jaguars were interested in hiring former Florida and Ohio State coach Urban Meyer to replace him. Over the weekend, Marrone acknowledged a report from NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, saying he called Khan to discuss it. Khan told Marrone that the report was "news to him" and the two would discuss the head coach's future on Monday.