The Jacksonville Jaguars need to be careful in their general manager search.
If you have followed the Jacksonville Jaguars the last few days, you might’ve heard they have relieved David Caldwell of his duties as the team’s general manager. If you have watched the Jaguars play this season, you agreed with the organization’s decision to fire him.
It’s never pleasant to see anybody lose their job, but the NFL is a result-oriented business, and people won’t stay employed for long if they can’t achieve the bottom line: Winning many football games, which is something the ‘Jags’ failed to do with Caldwell at the helm.
During Caldwell’s general manager tenure, this team won 37 games and lost 86. The fact the Jaguars gave eight years to turn this organization into a contender in spite of marginal results showed a sheer amount of patience.
Looking back, reaching the AFC Championship in 2017 might’ve bought Caldwell some time. However, the house of cards quickly fell down the following season, and instead of cleaning up, the Jaguars gave him another chance to improve things.
Regardless of when the Jaguars should’ve given Caldwell the pink slip, they need to make sure they hire the right person for the job. Failing to do so will hold the franchise back even longer. For that reason, they should refrain from signing these four general managers.