The Jacksonville Jaguars decided to officially fire former head coach Gus Bradley shortly after the team blew a 20-8 lead to end up losing 21-20, moving their record for the 2016 season to 2-12. The fact that Gus Bradley got fired wasn’t really a big surprise, but the fact that it actually happened in-season was the surprise. It seemed inevitable that Bradley would end up being fired at the end of the 2016 season.
An interesting twist of the story from Mike Florio from ProFootballTalk is that the Jaguars had decided prior to the Houston Texans game that they were moving on from Gus Bradley.
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Jaguars decided after the Vikings game to change coaches. Because the Jaguars wanted to start the search immediately — and because they didn’t want to start the search for a new coach with the old coach in the building — the Jaguars decided to move on from Bradley.
It begs the question that if the team had already decided on firing Bradley, why bother waiting on it? We’ll likely never know the answer to that question and in reality it doesn’t really matter. But, it’s clear the Jaguars are now in the hunt for a new head coach, so at least we’ll have some fun rumors to talk about in a few weeks when things really kick into gear.