The Jaguars Hire Falcons' Offensive Coordinator Mike Mularkey as New Head Coach

The Jaguars Hire Falcons' Offensive Coordinator Mike Mularkey as New Head Coach

According to Tania Ganguli, Jaguars beat reporter for the Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville has written the first page in its new chapter by hiring the Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey

 The Jaguars went through a rough season of growing pains, as Blaine Gabbert didn't live up to his No. 10 overall pick expectations, and nine-year head coach Jack Del Rio was fired after starting 3-8. Team owner Wayne Weaver also sold the Jags to Illinois businessman Shahid Khan for between $750 and $800 million. Mel Tucker took the interim position after the Del Rio exit but only managed a 2-3 record. 

The move might actually make some Falcons fans happy after Atlanta once again failed to advance deep into the playoffs and scored a pathetic two points in this year's embarrassment against the New York Giants. Mularkey was 14-18 as the head coach of the Buffalo Bills before getting fired in 2005. He has been Atlanta's offensive coordinator since 2008. 

[via Tania Ganguli]

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