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Jaguars' Caldwell out as GM following 1-10 start

Field Level Media
30 Nov 2020, 09:19 GMT+10

Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell said he was relieved of his duties following the team's 27-25 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.

"I tired my best to deliver a Lombardi Trophy to this amazing city," he tweeted.

The Jaguars (1-10) lost their 10th consecutive game on Sunday, which sets the franchise record for the longest losing streak in a single season. Jacksonville plays at Minnesota (5-6) in Week 13.

Caldwell, 46, has spent the last eight seasons with the Jaguars since taking over on Jan. 8. 2013.

He has been in the NFL for more than 20 seasons, including spending five seasons with the Atlanta Falcons (2008-2012) as director of college scouting before coming to the Jaguars.

The Jaguars have fallen on hard times after making a surprising run to the AFC Championship Game during the 2017 season.

The team went 11-21 in 2018 and 2019 combined, and after beating Indianapolis in Week 1, they hasn't won again.

In his tenure as general manager of the Jaguars, the team compiled a mark of 37-86. The Jaguars' best season came when they went 10-6 in 2017. They upset the Pittsburgh Steelers in a divisional playoff game and led the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game before falling.

On Sunday, the Jaguars started their third quarterback of the season, Mike Glennon, in their two-point loss to Cleveland.

The team started Gardner Minshew to begin the season, then turned to Jake Luton when Minshew went down with an injury.

-- Field Level Media

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