Jaguars fire General Manager Gene Smith
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have just announced the firing of the team's general manager, Gene Smith. He will be paid for the remaining two years on his contract.
The Jaguars will finish the season with a franchise worst of 14 losses. That is enough to beat the expansion year 4-12 record. Owner Shad Khan sent a statement this morning following his discussion with Smith.
“I met with Gene Smith this morning to inform him of my decision to go in a new direction and thank him for his dedication to the Jaguars since the inception of the franchise,” Khan said. “I am personally appreciative for his efforts during my first season of ownership in the NFL. Gene is a good man with a long career ahead of him in football, and I know this season was as difficult for him as anyone with our organization. I sincerely wish Gene and his family the very best, today and always. "
An ESPN report says San Francisco Director of Player Personnel Tom Gamble and Arizona Director of Player Personnel Jason Licht are the leading candidates to replace Smith. Action Sports is reaching out to our sister station in San Francisco for the latest on this developing story.
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