The Jacksonville Jaguars said Friday that they extended the contracts of Executive Vice President of Football Operations Tom Coughlin, General Manager Dave Caldwell and Head Coach Doug Marrone through the 2021 season.
Their previous contracts were set to expire following the 2019 season. The Jaguars went 10-6 in the regular season in 2017 and made it to the AFC Championship title game for the first time in nearly 20 years.
“The decision to extend the contracts of Tom, Dave and Doug isn’t so much a reward for last season, which no doubt was impressive, as it is to recognize their importance to our football team this coming season and for years to follow,” Jaguars owner Shad Khan said. “We’re past celebrating the accomplishments of our division title and playoff run, and now it’s time to take the next step.
Shad Khan extending the contracts of Coughlin, Marrone, Caldwell until 2021. Khan indicated a few months ago he wasn’t thinking about that at time but ends up doing it here in February. Coughlin and Marrone initially were on three year deals.— Brent Martineau (@BrentASJax) February 23, 2018
"We need the right leadership firmly in place to make that happen, and it’s good to know we’ll have that with Tom, Dave and Doug secure in their roles with the Jacksonville Jaguars.”
“The success we had last season was due to the efforts of many people, but Doug and Dave certainly played key leadership roles in guiding our team,” Coughlin added. “They set the tone and managed the process on a daily basis, and we look forward to building on that process throughout this offseason and the coming season.”
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