Jaguars: Will there be major changes to the team’s front office?
There may still be major changes within the front office structure of the Jacksonville Jaguars after this season.
This isn’t anything new here in Jacksonville, however, according to ESPN and sources, there will a major shakeup in the Jaguars front office at the end of the season.
Despite the team’s 20-16 win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, there could major changes to the team’s front office and coaching staff after the season is over.
As Adam Schefter broke the news on ESPN.com, the changes could involve any of the three figureheads – Tom Coughlin, David Caldwell, and Doug Marrone, or all three of them.
There has been speculation for weeks concerning the front office within the Jaguars organization and has gained plenty of steam during the team’s five-game losing streak. Jacksonville had been beaten by more than 17 points in each of those games.
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Rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew engineered a fourth-quarter comeback on Sunday with two touchdowns to Chris Conley in the final game played in Oakland.
"“At the top of the Jaguars’ organizational chart are head coach Doug Marrone, executive vice president of football operations Tom Coughlin and general manager Dave Caldwell. Outside of Jaguars ownership, no one knows how many of these men will be affected by the changes, but this is the group on which the attention is focused,” Schefter writes.“Some sources around the league believe that it will be challenging for Marrone to keep his job, and others think Coughlin could step aside to spend more time with his family.”"
There are plenty of scenarios to run through of how this all may come down following the season’s last game on Dec. 29 when Jacksonville faces Indianapolis at home. The win on Sunday stopped the five-game losing streak in epic comeback fashion, but it may not have changed the problems that still exist within the organization.
There may also be major changes to the team’s roster with veterans exiting because of salary cap issues and the need to sign younger players, such as defensive end Yanick Ngakoue, to long-term deals.
The wild card in all of this may be Caldwell, who some think may get to keep his job because of his work the past three seasons through free agency and the NFL Draft. The Jaguars have 10 wins in the last 30 games after reaching the AFC title game in 2017 and lost to the New England Patriots.
"“The organization has regressed since then, and now someone — and quite possibly multiple people — will pay the price for it. But at this time, no major changes are expected until after the season,” Schefter wrote."