The Jaguars announced today that Jack Del Rio has been fired and replaced by Mel Tucker. Also, Wayne Weaver is selling the team to Shahid Khan. The team plans to stay in Jacksonville.
As a huge Jags fan, this is tough because it’s a lot of things that I have think about. Del Rio was the team’s second head coach in franchise history and in nine seasons, he has had miraculous wins and disappointing losses. But with a team that could do better, he never got it.
His firing wasn’t a surprise. This year, if he didn’t lead the team to the playoffs, he was shown the door. The team is 3-8 now and is underachieving. I do hope he gets back on his feet elsewhere. What concerns me more is the future of the team. Will they end up moving? Who will be their new full-time coach?
I’m worried about this team and I hope they find a way to get back on the right track.