The Jacksonville Jaguars could bring back head coach Doug Marrone and general manager Dave Caldwell for the 2020 NFL season with head of football analytics Tony Khan taking on an increased role in the front office, according to a report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
From @NFLGameDay: There is a "good chance" #Jaguars coach Doug Marrone and GM Dave Caldwell return in 2020 following the firing of EVP Tom Coughlin, sources say... and Tony Khan could take on an increased role. pic.twitter.com/85Jw7YE4MX— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 22, 2019
While I don’t think they should bring anyone back from this regime, I can see how someone would connect these dots. Marrone has done well keeping the team together and it’s rumored that Caldwell wanted better players in the last few drafts but was overridden by Tom Coughlin.
You also have to remember that Marrone and Caldwell’s contracts don’t run up until 2021.
I don’t like it — the team has performed at historically bad levels since Caldwell took over in 2013 and this team is ripe for a front office improvement what with four first round draft picks in the next two seasons. But I can see how you’d get to that conclusion.
What do you think? Should the Jaguars keep Marrone and Caldwell in a do-or-die season next year? Or is time to finally clean house?