Jaguars owner Shad Khan released a statement Tuesday announcing that HC Gus Bradley will return as team’s head coach next season.
.@Jaguars Owner Shad Khan confirms that Gus Bradley will remain the Head Coach for the 2016 season:
— Tad Dickman (@Tdickman89) December 29, 2015
Since being hired as the Jaguars’ head coach back in 2013, Bradley has led to team to a record of 12-35 (25.5 percent), which has been good enough for third in the division each year.
The Jaguars currently have five wins this season, but could improve on that in Week 17 with a win over the division leading Texans.
It’s rare for a coach to retain their job after three seasons in which they’ve managed to win six or fewer games, but the Jaguars were a pretty big rebuilding project.
Khan has always maintained that he’s in this for the long-haul, so it was unlikely that he would have made any major changes barring an embarrassing season.
It will be interesting to see what Bradley is able to do with Jaguars in 2016 and if they can compete for the AFC South title.