Tom Coughlin coaching Jacksonville Jaguars in 2019 a possibility
Jacksonville Jaguars team president Tom Coughlin may be entertaining the thought of returning to the sidelines.
It’s been a very disappointing year for the Jaguars after they marched all the way to the AFC championship game last season, with Doug Marrone’s team currently sitting at 4-9 after allowing Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry to rush for four touchdowns in the Thursday night game in Nashville.
So, with the problems mounting for the franchise, it appears that Marrone’s job could be in jeopardy.
But instead of searching elsewhere for a new coach, could it be Coughlin that takes over in Jacksonville?
There is a growing perception around the NFL that Jaguars team president Tom Coughlin could end up coaching the team in 2019 as part of a more sweeping transition, with the Jags among the league’s biggest disappointments this season. Thursday’s humiliating defeat at Tennessee was just the latest embarrassing display that has called the Jaguars’ precarious future into doubt.
Coughlin nearly took the Jaguars to a Super Bowl as an expansion team and has a likely Hall of Fame coaching resume already in place from his time with the Giants, including two Super Bowl wins, but friends and associates have long believed that the ultra-competitive leader may have a hard time not wanting to take over the team since before he arrived in 2016, and the collapse of the Jaguars this season has only intensified that feeling among them.
The Jaguars could certainly do a lot worse than Coughlin, who won two Super Bowls during his tenure with the New York Giants.
It’s unknown as to if this move will actually happen, but it’s obvious that changes are necessary if the franchise wants to get back near the top of AFC.