The Jacksonville Jaguars will hire Doug Marrone to be their next head coach, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter:
Jacksonville planning to hire Doug Marrone as HC, league sources tell ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 9, 2017
Marrone had been serving as Jacksonville's offensive line coach for the last two years after a two-year stint as the head coach of the Bills, and was named the interim head coach after the Jags fired Gus Bradley.
Marrone had a relatively impressive 15-17 record as head coach of the Bills for two seasons, but opted out of his contract after numerous disagreements with the front office. Many teams were impressed with his work in Buffalo and was expected to get another job elsewhere, but found himself on the job market a little too late to land the kind of job he wanted, which is how he ended up in Jacksonville.
Once Bradley was fired, it became clear that Marrone was the frontrunner to get the permanent job. The Jaguars were reportedly very impressed with their interview with Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, but opted to go with Marrone, who went 1-1 as the interim coach.
Jacksonville is now the first head coaching vacancy that has been filled this offseason.
In a related move, the Jaguars have also hired former head coach Tom Coughlin to a front office role:
And this! Jaguars also hiring their former HC Tom Coughlin as Executive VP of Football Operations, per source. Marrone and Coughlin in Jax.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 9, 2017
Coughlin was the franchise's first head coach from 1995-2002 before going to the New York Giants and winning two Super Bowls.Back to the Jacksonville Jaguars Newsfeed