Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Jaguars HC Gus Bradley is considered to be safe for not only this year, but also next year.
- According to Rapoport, the Jaguars recognize the importance of remaining patient with the rebuilding project they’re in the midst of.
- Rapoport adds that many viewed this as a three-year rebuilding project, so unless the team ends up with a disastrous record of 1-15, Bradley is expected to be back next year.
Jaguars owner Shad Khan recently explained that he still has a great deal of confidence in both Bradley and GM Dave Caldwell, despite the team’s struggles again this season.
“I have a huge amount of confidence in them,” Khan said, via Ryan O’Halloran of theFlorida Times-Union. “I’m really gratified to see Blake [Bortles] improving and gratified in how our offense has come together. I would like the defense to step up and we have to close out games.”
Khan added that they’ve been close in some of their losses, which he’d prefer over blowouts.
“In the fourth quarter of the last three games, we were [in position] to win and obviously didn’t close them out,” Khan said. “It’s better to be close than to be blown out, but it’s still a loss. Obviously, I’m disappointed. But there is a lot of football to be played.”
Since taking the Jaguars’ head-coaching job in 2013, Bradley has led to the Jaguars to a record of 8 wins and 30 losses (21.1 percent) over the course of three years.