Another year in the books, another year watching the playoffs from home in Jacksonville. Not that the expectations were very high for the Jaguars this year, but only two playoff appearances in thirteen seasons has to be weighing on new team owner Shahid Khan’s mind. Obviously, with the house cleaning he has done since the season ended, he realizes it is time for a new direction.
It isn’t like Mike Mularkey walked into an ideal situation when he accepted the head coaching job at the beginning of the season. But I was well on record saying that Mularkey wasn’t the guy to do a rebuild with. The team win total did decrease by three and beginning with the preseason contract dispute with Maurice Jones-Drew that went public, it was all downhill from there.
Trying to grade this team without completely accusing them of being on the train to nowhere will be quite a task, but I’ll try to do so now.
When you have a rookie quarterback that was picked to be the new face of the franchise ...