Tom Coughlin

The Jacksonville Jaguars are looking for a new coach after firing Gus Bradley (maybe the least successful coach in NFL history), and they seem to have their eyes set on former Giants headman Tom Coughlin.

According to’s Ian Rapoport, Coughlin will interview to join the Jaguars either as coach or in a “football czar” position.

The question that comes to mind is… why would he want to do that?

On one hand, Coughlin reportedly has a home and some family in the Jacksonville area.

On the other hand, the Jaguars are terrible, have been terrible and will probably continue to be terrible, no matter who their coach is. Coughlin is 70 years old and already has two Super Bowl rings. Why not just retire or take a cushy front-office job?

Let’s take a look at how Jaguars coaches have fared since the franchise began in 1995:

Gus Bradley — 14-48, 0 playoff appearances in four seasons
Mike Mularkey — 2-4, 0 playoff appearances in one season
Jack Del Rio — 68-71, two playoff appearances in nine seasons

To find the last Jaguars head coach with a winning record in Jacksonville, you have to go all the way back to…

Tom Coughlin — 68-60, four playoff appearances in eight years.

So yeah, Coughlin has previously success had success with the Jaguars. But maybe he should just quit while he’s ahead.


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