In the wake of the major coaching carousel occurring in the NFL another franchise has relieved its head coach of his coaching duties. The Jacksonville Jaguars have dismissed head coach Mike Mularkey after one season with a 2-14 record, their worst single season record in franchise history. This is Mularkey’s second head coaching job, he coached the Bills for two years prior to being hired in Jacksonville and holds claim to a 16-32 career record as a coach.
The dismissal of Mularkey comes at the hands of David Caldwell, the Jaguars’ new general manager who has previously worked with Mularkey in Atlanta with the Falcons. David Caldwell released this statement following the dismissal,
“I know Mike well and do not want anyone to misinterpret the rationale behind my decision. Mike is an excellent coach and I am sure he will succeed in his next stop in the NFL. However, I must do what I believe is best for the Jacksonville Jaguars and immediately explore every avenue possible to turn our football team around. For that to happen as seamlessly as we want, and as quickly as our fans deserve, I feel it is in everyone's best interests for an immediate and clean restart.”
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Carl W. Heyward Jr.