NFL Latest News: Jacksonville Jaguars Hire Marrone As Head Coach And Coughlin As Executive VP

By Richard Rickss, Posted: 01/10/17 01:29AM EST

The Jacksonville Jaguars hired Doug Marrone as their new head coach on Monday. The team also announced that they will hire Tom Coughlin to be their executive vice president.

NFL Latest News: Jacksonville Jaguars Hire Marrone As Head Coach

According to NFL Sports News, Doug Marrone finished the 2016 season as the Jacksonville Jaguars interim head coach and he's now been hired to be the teams full-time head coach. The Jaguars also signed general manager Dave Caldwell to a two-year extension.

The Jaguars fired head coach Gus Bradley following a 21-20 loss to the Houston Texans in Week 15, and appointed Marrone as the interim head coach, where he posted a 1-1 record in hs two games in charge to end the season.

NFL critics believe that Marrone should be a good hire for Caldwell and ownership because they know Marrone well after two seasons on the Jaguars staff as the team's assistant head coach and offensive line coach.he also has a good feel for the players who seem comfortable with him.

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Bortles said "I think Doug has earned the rest of the offensive players and I'm excited for him to get this opportunity and the direction of this team," Bortles completed 64 percent of his passes in both his games under Doug Marrone this season, and he only did that once under Bradley this season.

NFL Latest News: Jacksonville Jaguars Hire Coughlin As Executive VP

Tom Coughlin will join newly hired head coach Doug Marrone. The pair and general manager Dave Caldwell will be under contract for the next three years, as reported by ESPN Reporter.

According to ABC Sports News, Coughlin was the first head coach in Jaguars franchise history. Coughlin also directed the Jaguars to the 1996 and 1999 AFC Championship Games during his eight-year stint with the Jaguars.

Coughlin also spent 12 years as the head coach of the New York Giants, where he led them to two Super Bowl wins. Coughlin stepped down from his post with the Giants after the 2015 season and has since worked as a senior adviser.

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