Jaguars fire longtime GM Caldwell following loss to the Cleveland Browns

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Jacksonville Jaguars have fired general manager Dave Caldwell. He was canned after the team began their season with a 1-10 record.

With the Jaguars firing Caldwell, it does not help head coach Doug Marrone, who has been on the hot seat. The 56-year-old Marrone is 23-38 as their head coach.

Former Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell speaks with owner Shahid Khan on the field before their team faces the Houston Texans
Dave Caldwell speaks with owner Shahid Khan on the field before their team faces the Houston Texans (Getty Images)

“I’ve met with Dave Caldwell to express my appreciation for his service to the Jacksonville Jaguars as our general manager,” Jaguars owner Shad Khan said in a statement. “Dave was exceptionally committed and determined to bring a winner to Jacksonville, but unfortunately his efforts were not rewarded with the results our fans deserve and our organization expects. Our football operation needs new leadership, and we will have it with a new general manager in 2021.”

Marrone is 7-20 through 27 games over the past two seasons. He’s had just one winning season with the team, which was a 10-6 mark in 2017.

Caldwell has been with the Jaguars as their GM since the 2013 season.

His last game in the role was a 27-25 loss to the Cleveland Browns. Caldwell was signed through the 2021 season.

Jacksonville is the latest team, who will be in the market for a general manager. On Saturday, the Detroit Lions fired head coach Matt Patricia and general manager Bob Quinn.

The Atlanta Falcons are also in the market for a general manager after they fired Thomas Dimitroff. The Falcons also head coach Dan Quinn.

The Houston Texans will also be in a market for a new front office leader. The Texans fired head coach/general manager Bill O’Brien.

It’ll be interesting to see if Caldwell is recycled by another team or takes a personnel job next season.

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