Jaguars fire GM Caldwell

Dave Caldwell sacked as general manager after Jacksonville Jaguars go 1-10 for the season; owner Shad Khan says franchise requires “new leadership”; Trent Baalke will take over as interim general manager

Last Updated: 29/11/20 11:27pm

Dave Caldwell leaves with the Jacksonville Jaguars 1-10 for the season
Dave Caldwell leaves with the Jacksonville Jaguars 1-10 for the season

The Jacksonville Jaguars have fired general manager Dave Caldwell, with franchise owner Shad Khan saying they require “new leadership”.

The news came just hours after the Jaguars went down 25-27 at home to the Cleveland Browns to fall to 1-10 for the season.

Jaguars owner Khan said: “I’ve met with Dave Caldwell to express my appreciation for his service to the Jacksonville Jaguars as our general manager.

“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 organisation expects.

“Our football operation needs new leadership and we will have it with a new general manager in 2021.”

Ex-San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke will take over as the Jaguars’ general manager on an interim basis.

Jacksonville are 39-87 since Khan gave Caldwell his first general manager job in 2013.

They reached the playoffs just once during his tenure, seeing off the Buffalo Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers before falling to the eventual winners, the New England Patriots, in the AFC Championship game in the 2017 season.

Source : Sky Sports