According to Adam Schefter, the Jaguars have fired HC Doug Marrone.
This comes as no big surprise and has been expected for a few months now given the Jaguars’ struggles under Marrone.
Jaguars owner Shad Khan released the following statement:
Statement from Owner Shad Khan. pic.twitter.com/cmLo7ss9gS
— #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) January 4, 2021
Jacksonville will now turn its attention to hiring a new head coach and general manager. The team has been heavily linked to former Ohio State HC Urban Meyer for the latter position.
Marrone, 56, was hired by the Bills as their head coach back in 2013 after he had spent a number of years with at Syracuse. After two seasons in Buffalo, Marrone surprisingly voided his contract with the team to become a free agent.
The thinking at the time was that Marrone was going to be hired by the Jets. However, he didn’t secure another head-coaching job and eventually ended up on the Jaguars’ coaching staff as an assistant.
The Jaguars promoted him to interim head coach after they parted ways with Gus Bradley in 2016 and he’s remained in the position since then.
As the Jaguars’ head coach, Marrone has compiled a 23-43 (34.8 percent), which includes one playoff appearance and a trip to the AFC Championship game.