Despite other teams having a worse record, than the Jacksonville Jaguars, they are last in the most recent NFL.com power rankings.
Per Dan Hanzus, the Jaguars five-game losing streak does play a role in determining where this team rests in the latest ranking.
"“The Jaguars free-fall to the bottom of the Power Rankings for a simple reason: If they’re not going to bother showing up on Sundays anymore, why should I do any mental gymnastics trying to figure out where they belong in the NFL pecking order?,” Hanzus writes.“Jacksonville has now lost five consecutive games by at least 17 points. You have to go all the way back to the 1986 Buccaneers to find an NFL punching bag that managed those same results. We take no joy in stating the obvious here: This is what it looks like when an NFL team quits on its head coach.”"
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For the past month, the team has been run over on defense and cannot find the end zone on offense.
The Jaguars figure to make wholesale changes to the organization over the offseason, which could include head coach Doug Marrone and his staff. It could be an attractive job to a potential candidate who has young stars such as Gardner Minshew, Leonard Fournette, DJ Chark, Yannick Ngakoue, Myles Jack and Josh Allen to build around. Nick Foles should be here next season as well.
There are a few veterans who could be on the fringe of playing here next season. According to Bill Barnwell of ESPN.com, the Jaguars’ job opening is the sixth most attractive in the league at the moment.
"“It’s staggering to think that the Jaguars are less than two years removed from leading the Patriots by 10 points in the fourth quarter of the AFC Championship Game. They beat the Patriots 31-20 in Week 2 of 2018, with Blake Bortles throwing for 376 yards and four touchdowns,” Barnwell adds. “Since then, they’ve gone 7-20. Bortles and star cornerback Jalen Ramsey are both gone.“This extended stretch of ineptitude has sealed the fate of Doug Marrone, but the head coach isn’t the only one likely to be shown the door. A great purge is coming in Duval.”"
Over the last two seasons, Marrone has won a total of nine games with three left to play in the 2019 season.
"“It’s unclear who will be making those picks. Caldwell has ceded power in recent years to executive Tom Coughlin. [David] Caldwell, Coughlin, and [Head Coach Doug] Marrone were given one-year extensions on their current deals by owner Shahid Khan after the Jags nearly advanced to the Super Bowl in 2017. It’s not crazy to imagine a scenario in which the Jaguars move on from all three after this season, though it’s possible Coughlin could simply take over as coach,” Barnwell adds."
I don’t think there is a chance Coughlin steps into the coach’s box to change the dynamic of the team.
The Raiders, the team the Jaguars face on Sunday, are ranked 22nd overall by Hanzus.