The Jaguars didn't do the easy thing Thursday morning in dismissing head coach Mike Mularkey after just one season, but it was the right thing. With new general manager Dave Caldwell in his first full day on the job, this slump-ridden franchise needed a total housecleaning. It would have been awkward to try to fix things with a partial scrubdown like last year when the Jaguars replaced head coach Jack Del Rio, but kept some of his assistants after Mularkey was named the replacement.
New Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell wasted no time making the first big decision of his tenure, firing coach Mike Mularkey on Thursday. Mularkey is out after one year with the Jaguars, going a franchise-worst 2-14. "I know Mike well and do not want anyone to misinterpret the rationale behind my decisions," Caldwell said. "Mike is an excellent coach and I am sure he will succeed in his next stop in the NFL. However, I must do what I believe is best for the Jacksonville Jaguars and immediately explore every avenue possible to turn our football team around.
Do not expect to see Tim Tebow in a Jacksonville Jaguars uniform anytime soon. New Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell shoveled the dirt on the grave of the Tebow to Jacksonville speculation himself at his introductory press conference on Thursday. "He is a member of the New York Jets so I can’t imagine a scenario where he would be a Jacksonville Jaguar," Caldwell said. He ended the statement with an exclamation point by adding, ""Even if he’s released."