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Jaguars Hire Jay Gruden as Offensive Coordinator

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have hired ex-Redskins head coach Jay Gruden as their offensive coordinator. On January 13, the Jags parted ways with John DeFilippo after only one season as OC. The process of hiring Gruden began on Tuesday, with the official hiring announcement coming on Wednesday.

NBC Sports Redskins announced the hiring was final via Twitter on Wednesday morning.

Gruden served as the Washington Redskins’ head coach from 2014 to 2019. He only coached in five games in 2019, going 0-5 before being fired. Overall, he was 35-49-1 with one NFC East title and playoff appearance. They lost their only playoff game after the 2015 season to the Green Bay Packers at home in the Wild Card Round.

Before his tenure as head coach, he served as the Cincinnati Bengals’ offensive coordinator from 2011-2013. He also coached in the AFL for 10 years, and the UFL for one. The former Louisville quarterback played in the AFL, but never the NFL.

The Jaguars had a record of 6-10 in 2019. They retained head coach Doug Marrone despite the lackluster performance. Nick Foles should still be starting for Gruden’s offense in Jacksonville in 2020, with Gardner Minshew serving as backup.

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