Statement from Jaguars on the firing of Tom Coughlin

The Jacksonville Jaguars have fired Executive Vice President of Football Operations Tom Coughlin, the team announced today. Coughlin, who was hired by the team in 2017, recently came under fire from the NFLPA due to some of the fines levied by the organization.

Here is a statement from Jaguars owner Shad Khan on the firing of Coughlin:

“Within the past hour I informed Tom Coughlin that he was being relieved of his duties as Executive Vice President of Football Operations of the Jacksonville Jaguars, effective this evening.  I determined earlier this fall that making this move at the conclusion of the 2019 season would be in everyone’s best interests but, in recent days, I reconsidered and decided to make this change immediately. 

“I thank Tom for his efforts, not only over the past three years but for all he did from our very first season, 25 years ago, to put the Jacksonville Jaguars on the map.  General Manager Dave Caldwell and Head Coach Doug Marrone will each report directly to me on an interim basis.  My expectations, and those of our fans, for our final two games and the 2020 season are high.”

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