The Jaguars made it official, announcing that Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley had become the fifth head coach in franchise history.
In their press release, the Jaguars stressed that they’ve found a long-term fit to go with new general manager David Caldwell.
“It was just a matter of time before Gus Bradley became a head coach in the NFL,” Caldwell said, “and the Jacksonville Jaguars are extremely fortunate that Gus will be on our sidelines for many years to come. Gus more than met every criteria we insisted on from our new head coach, and his intangibles and leadership abilities are exceptional. Gus is who the Jaguars need now and in the future.”
Bradley set a high bar for himself in the process.
“I am very proud to accept the offer to be the next head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars,” the new coach said. “[Owner] Shad Khan and Dave Caldwell expect to win, and that’s what I wanted to hear. That’s why I am coming to Jacksonville – to win a Super Bowl. I can’t wait to meet everyone in Jacksonville on Friday and get this going.”
Bradley’s first appearance in Jacksonville will be tomorrow, but his first order of business will be sorting out their mess at quarterback and how to proceed, and that will take much longer.