This is the first post in a series that will be updated over a number of years here on 85% Sports: Evolution of Rebuilding. Every year, NFL teams start over and bring in new management in hopes of turning things around. I’m going to document each new regime in the NFL, starting this year, to show how these teams evolve. In a few years, you and I will be able to look back and see how new playoff contenders emerged or why some teams continue to fail. We start with the team that I know the best: the Jacksonville Jaguars.
THE DAVID CALDWELL REGIME
January 8th, 2013 – ?
Reasons to Rebuild:
Gene Smith’s bad drafts.
Smith’s free agent busts.
Lack of a franchise quarterback.
Change of ownership.
Worst season in franchise history.
Head Coach: Gus Bradley: 2013 – ?
Franchise QB: 2013 camp battle between Blaine Gabbert, Chad Henne, and another QB yet to be added.
Foundation Players: Maurice Jones-Drew, Justin Blackmon, Cecil Shorts, Eugene Monroe, Paul Posluszny
Geno Hayes LB, ...