Just a few minutes after 7:00 PM Wednesday evening, news began to circulate via the Jaguars Twitter that Tom Coughlin had been fired by the team.
This news comes on the heels of a grievance filed by the NFLPA where a player was fined $700,000 for missing offseason appointments among other things.
In a statement Owner Shad Khan said: “Within the past hour I informed Tom Coughlin that he was being relieved of his duties as Executive Vice President of Football Operations of the Jacksonville Jaguars, effective this evening. I determined earlier this fall that making this move at the conclusion of the 2019 season would be in everyone’s best interests but, in recent days, I reconsidered and decided to make this change immediately. I thank Tom for his efforts, not only over the past three years but for all he did from our very first season, 25 years ago, to put the Jacksonville Jaguars on the map. General Manager Dave Caldwell and Head Coach Doug Marrone will each report directly to me on an interim basis. My expectations, and those of our fans, for our final two games and the 2020 season are high.”