As the losses continue to mount for the Jacksonville Jaguars(1-6), everyone starts to think about the future of head coach Doug Marrone, and on Sunday, Marrone and the Jaguars would lose their six straight contest as they fell to the Chargers 39-29 on the road.
At this point, the Jaguars, who have a bye next week, are playing like one of the worst teams in football, and also, at this point, if the losing continues, Marrone may not have a job. Coming into this season, not many expected the Jaguars to be very good. In fact, some accused the team of tanking after Jacksonville traded away some key members of the team, including Calais Campbell and Ronnie Harrison. However, Jacksonville started the season with a win over the Colts, which got some fans excited, but from there, it has been all downhill.
After Jacksonville’s loss on Sunday, Marrone was asked if he thinks he will be the coach following the bye week; here’s what he had to say:
“I think that any time you’re losing like this and you’re not performing well on Sundays, I think it’s naive. It can happen,” Marrone said. “I just work and do the best job I can for the coaches and players. I know those questions come, and you guys know me; I understand that. That’s just what this game is – work as hard as you possibly can, and at the end of the day, you have to hold your head up high knowing that you did everything you possibly could to try to win games, while at the same time, know that you did your best for the coaches and the players.”
Marrone’s contract goes through the 2021 season. Outside of 2017, when Marrone led the Jaguars to the AFC title game, it’s been a struggle for Jacksonville. The Jaguars are 12-27 since that magical 2017 season, so unless something miraculous happens, it appears that 2020 will probably be Marrone’s last season in Jacksonville.