After firing the worst head coach in modern NFL history in Gus Bradley, the Jaguars have promoted offensive line coach Doug Marrone to interim head coach, per Mark Long of the Associated Press. He will lead the team for their final two games of the 2016 season.
Marrone was the Buffalo Bills head coach for the 2013 and 2014 seasons, leading the Bills to a total of 15 wins and 17 losses. His best season was 2014, when he led the Bills to a 9-7 record with Kyle Orton starting at quarterback.
Marrone is being given a solid opportunity to make a name for himself for this offseason when teams look for a new head coach, including Jacksonville. He was interviewed by several teams last year for their head coaching vacancies, including the Jets and the Titans.
Marrone fills in for Gus Bradley, who went 14-48 in nearly four seasons as the Jaguars’ head coach.