The Jacksonville Jaguars have fired offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett.
The Jags lost their seventh straight game Sunday against the Buffalo Bills.
The team released the following statement on its website Monday morning:
The Jaguars made a major offensive change Monday morning.
Nathaniel Hackett, the Jaguars’ offensive coordinator since November of 2016, on Monday was relieved of his duties.
“We would like to thank Nathaniel for his hard work and dedication to the Jaguars organization, and we wish him and his family the best moving forward,” Head Coach Doug Marrone said in a statement. “These are always tough decisions, but as the head coach, I have to do what I think is best for this football team.”
Hackett, the Jaguars’ quarterbacks coach in 2015 and 2016, took over as offensive coordinator with nine games remaining in the 2016 season.
The Jaguars, after finishing sixth in total offense and first in rushing offense in 2017 – Hackett’s first full season as coordinator – rank 21st in the total offense and 15th in rushing offense this season.
The Jaguars will hold a press conference at 2:45 p.m., which can be viewed here.