The Jacksonville Jaguars have fired head coach Gus Bradley.
#Jaguars have fired Gus Bradley.— Ryan O'Halloran (@ryanohalloran) December 18, 2016
The straw that broke the camel’s back appeared to be a nine game losing streak, which was the second of the Gus Bradley era following a 21-20 loss to the Houston Texans, a game the Jaguars led for much of the second half 20-8.
Bradley was hired in 2013 to completely rebuild a Jaguars team that wasn’t very good. He partnered with general manager Dave Caldwell and the two went to work building this team from the ground up — releasing every single player from before they were hired with the exception of tight end Marcedes Lewis, linebacker Paul Posluszny, quarterback Chad Henne, and defensive lineman Tyson Alualu.
But the experiment has failed. The franchise quarterback in Blake Bortles looks lost, the team’s best offensive player in Allen Robinson is bad, and there were just 14 wins in 55 games — which makes Bradley, statistically speaking, the worst head coach in the modern era of the NFL.
Jaguars general manager David Caldwell will meet with the media next week and name an interim coach, presumably someone like Doug Marrone. Caldwell’s fate however seems like it will be determined after the season.
They didn’t even let that man get 50 losses.