The Jacksonville Jaguars have started to clean the house.
If you thought changes were needed after the Jacksonville Jaguars‘ 25-27 loss to the Cleveland, you weren’t alone, as the team has announced in an official statement that it has parted ways with general manager David Caldwell.
Owner Shahid Khan said he talked to Caldwell and thanked him for the service with the team. Later in the statement, Khan signaled the lack of results as the main reason for relieving the general manager of his duties.
The ‘Jags’ haven’t been very good these past two years and although injuries have played a part in that, the front office’s inability to acquire talent has been a big reason why the team has won just one game in 2020.
Heading into Week 12, the Jaguars ranked 29th in both offense and defense, but this isn’t a one-year thing. In fact, the team has ranked near the bottom in most meaningful offensive categories in the last three years.
Although Caldwell wasn’t responsible for the Jaguars’ performance on the field, he failed to get replenish the roster with playmakers and parted ways with some of the team’s most talented players during his tenure with the organization.
In the last two years, the team has traded some of their best players on the defensive side of the ball. Last year, they sent Jalen Ramsey packing to the Rams in exchange for two first-round picks and a fourth-round selection, and this past offseason, they traded Yannick Ngakoue to the Vikings and Calais Campbell to the Baltimore Ravens.
David Calwell had a subpar track record with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
In Caldwell’s eight-year tenure with the team, the Jaguars went 37-85 and qualified to the playoffs just once. His inability to find a franchise quarterback held back the franchise, but it wasn’t the only miss the general manager had in Jacksonville.
The team had top 5 draft picks from 2013 to 2017 and none of them remain with the team. The Jaguars currently have ten choices in 2021’s players’ selection process, but it’s clear the team didn’t think Caldwell was the right person to make those picks.