Despite showing almost comically staunch patience with former head coach Gus Bradley, the Jaguars remain an unstable franchise according to the Ringer’s Danny Kelly.
When the Jacksonville Jaguars overhauled their entire power structure in 2012 following the worst season in franchise history, owner Shad Khan publicly stated he’d be willing to be patient and wait for the team to be built correctly. He hired David Caldwell as the architect and he consequently hired Gus Bradley.
We’ve all seen the disastrous results of the Bradley regime, but you could still argue the Jaguars showed quite a bit of stability over the last few seasons. Sure, Bradley fired two offensive coordinators and one defensive coordinator before being fired himself, but the front office was definitely committed to Bradley’s inept coaching style.
Now? It’s hard to argue the Jaguars have any semblance of stability.
Danny Kelly agrees, as he put the Jaguars as the 4th least stable franchise in the NFL:
"29. Jacksonville JaguarsThe Jaguars head into 2017 with a new head coach, Doug Marrone, along with a second-year offensive coordinator, Nathaniel Hackett, and even after three seasons, it’s still not clear if Blake Bortles is a long-term option — or even a short-term one, for that matter — at quarterback. The defense has some very nice young pieces and Jalen Ramsey is already a star, but nothing matters until they develop some positive momentum for the situation under center."
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The only teams Kelly put as more unstable were the 49ers, Bills, and Rams.
The common theme among those three are huge question marks in both the front office and the quarterback position.
The Jaguars are a little different; they also have a question at quarterback, but the front office should be a little more disciplined now with Tom Coughlin at the helm. We have to wait and see what the Jaguars actually want to do with Blake Bortles (for now it appears they are doubling down on the enigmatic signal caller), but we can take solace in the fact that at least a few teams appear to have it worse than Jacksonville.