Jacksonville, FL — The Jaguars have fired Offensive Coordinator Nathaniel Hackett.
Head Coach Doug Marrone says he wishes Hackett and his family the best moving forward.
“These are always tough decisions, but as the head coach, I have to do what I think is best for this football team,” Marrone said in a statement.
Hackett was in his second full season as Jacksonville’s offensive coordinator, after initially assuming the role during Week 9 of the 2016 season. He originally joined the Jaguars in 2015, when he was hired as the team’s quarterback coach.
This staffing shakeup comes after a 24-21 loss to the Buffalo Bills, which marks the team’s seventh straight loss. Not only was the game full of penalties on both sides, but each team had a player tossed for a physical exchange. The Jags lost RB Leonard Fournette for the balance of the game, as a result of that fight.
The Jags are now 3-8 on the season, in last place in the AFC South.
The team comes back to TIAA Bank Field Sunday, hosting the Indianapolis Colts at 1 PM on CBS.