The Jacksonville Jaguars have had a long 2020 season. Currently, the team is 1-12 and are on a 12-game losing streak. In November, the Jaguars fired GM Dave Caldwell, so it would appear that head coach Doug Marrone will more than likely be fired at season’s end.
In five seasons with the Jaguars, Marrone is currently 23-40, and after leading the team to a 10-6 mark in 2017, which ended with Jacksonville losing to the Patriots in the AFC title game, the Jaguars are 12-33, so Marrone has an uphill battle in terms of keeping his job.
However, if it were up to Jaguars LB Myles Jack, Marrone would return for a sixth season.
“[This is] kind of like high classified information, but typically we’ll meet with [Jaguars Owner] Mr. [Shad] Khan after the season and sit down in his office and talk to him about certain things,” Jack said on Thursday. “He’ll ask us what we do and don’t like. Me personally, I just have a lot of love for [Head Coach] Doug [Marrone]. I just feel like it’s been a rough year for him. I felt like the 2017 year when we were really good; I felt like he didn’t get enough credit, and then the years when we were bad, he kind of had to eat that. That all kind of got thrown on him. I’m always riding with Coach Marrone.
“We’ve had a lot of personal conversations and just things that I’ve had to get over and deal with that he’s always had my back with. Even when I’ve been wrong in certain situations, he’s always had my back, so I’m always going to have Doug’s back. If the man was [were] to ask me do I want Doug back, absolutely without a doubt. I just felt like this year; it’s weird to say like it’s not a great technical term, but it just wasn’t fair for Doug. It really wasn’t how things kind of shook out and the cards that he was dealt, but I definitely feel like Coach Marrone is a great coach. He’s definitely someone you want in your corner. I feel like if people really got to know Doug, they would really like him. Coach Marrone’s a real cool dude outside of ball, so I’m vouching for him absolutely.”
On paper, the Jaguars did not have a lot of talent on this roster coming into the season. They traded away a lot of talent, especially on the defensive side of the ball, including Jalen Ramsey and Yannick Ngakoue. Plus, they never could get that franchise quarterback, so it’s not all Marrone’s fault, but in the end, it comes down to wins and losses, and Marrone has struggled to win in Jacksonville.