NFL Rumors: Are Jacksonville Jaguars On Verge Of Firing Mike Mularkey?
The Jacksonville Jaguars are coming off of a 2-14 season and have just hired a new general manager in Dave Caldwell, but what will be the fate of current head coach Mike Mularkey?
According to reports, Caldwell is not planning on retaining Mularkey for a second season as head coach of the Jaguars. While only getting one year to prove yourself seems a bit unfair for Mularkey, the Jaguars are better off starting fresh this offseason with a new general manager and new coaching staff.
Mularkey did not do himself any favors by only winning two games in his first season and reportedly did not make any friends amongst the players in the Jaguars locker room who blamed his rigorous practices for the high amount of injuries the team suffered this season. This would be the second time in Mularkey’s career that a general manager change has forced him out of a head coaching position, although some would suggest that his 16-32 career record as a head coach is the primary reason he has never had a fair shot at holding the job.
At this point it seems to be a foregone conclusion that Mularkey will get fired sooner than later, but who would Caldwell replace him with?
For a week Caldwell’s name has been linked to his college teammate as the lead candidate for the head coaching job wherever he landed. San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman is currently preparing for a Divisional Round matchup with the Green Bay Packers, but would likely be interviewed when the 49ers season is done.