The Black Monday casualties continue to roll in, as the Jacksonville Jaguars have announced that they’ve fired general manager Gene Smith. Jacksonville has started to conduct a search for a new general manager and would like to fill the void as quickly as possible, but as of right now Smith is gone.
And more importantly to Mike Mularkey, Smith is the only person who’s been fired so far today in Jacksonville, but a lot can change.
From a statement released by the Jaguars on the firing of Gene Smith:
“Now it is time for the Jacksonville Jaguars to begin a new chapter,” Jaguars owner Shad Khan said in a statement. “We’re not looking back. I’ve made it clear from Day One that we pledge nothing less than to deliver the first Super Bowl championship to Jacksonville. Our fans have been remarkably loyal over the years, on they were truly outstanding this past season.We simply must do better for [ou]r fans”
With a new general manager coming to town, Mulakey’s job is in even more peril now. Usually a change like that in the front office signals a change on the sideline, but it appears that one of the Jaguars biggest prerequisites for the job is the willingness to bring in Tim Tebow to be the team’s potential quarterback.