The Jacksonville Jaguars have had enough. Following their latest loss, the team’s ninth consecutive, the Jaguars have fired head coach Gus Bradley.
Gus Bradley relieved of his duties as #Jaguars head coach.
— Jacksonville Jaguars (@Jaguars) December 18, 2016
It’s not necessarily too much of a surprise. Jacksonville was expected to part ways with Bradley following the season. However, the team likely came to the conclusion that there was no real reason to keep him on for the final two games of the season.
Bradley took over a sinking ship in Jacksonville back in 2013, but failed to take advantage of what was improved talent over the years. He ends his Jaguars career with a disastrous 14-48 mark and oversaw a regression of epic proportions this season.
For the Jaguars, the question is now where the team goes from here. As mentioned above, it has a ton of talent on both sides of the ball. Bradley and his defensive-minded approach simply couldn’t get the most out of this young squad.
The team could turn to an offensive-minded coach to help Blake Bortles progress under center. Then again, Bortles himself may not be the team’s starter next season.
As it is, Sunday’s loss to the Houston Texans was the final nail in the coffin of Bradley’s career in Jacksonville. And we’re pretty sure fans of the long downtrodden franchise won’t be too bent out of shape over his firing.