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Jacksonville Jaguars fire former Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone

Well, bye.

Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

The Jacksonville Jaguars have fired former Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone. Marrone famously opted out of his contract with the Bills on January 1st, 2015, after two season. He last four years in Jacksonville.

Marrone finishes his tenure with the Jaguars 23-43 after a 1-15 season secured the top overall draft pick. He had one winning season in 2017, going 10-6 and making a run to the AFC Championship game but finished with five wins, six wins, and one win in the following three years. He spent the 2015 and most of the 2016 seasons as the Jags’ offensive line coach before being named interim head coach late in 2016. He was hired full-time that offseason.

After the death of Buffalo Bills owner Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. in 2014, Marrone triggered a clause in his contract that allowed him to collect his $4 million salary for 2015 and opt out of the remainder of his deal. He went 6-10 and 9-7 in his two years with the Bills after being hired from Syracuse University. After opting out in Buffalo, he took an interview with the New York Jets that did not go well, then ended up on the staff in Jacksonville.

The Bills hired Rex Ryan to replace Marrone in the first big move from new owners Kim and Terry Pegula.