Jaguars Don't Want Mularkey - or Tebow

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New Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell handed Mike Mularkey his walking papers Thursday, ending Mularkey’s very brief and extremely disappointing one-year run with the team.

Jacksonville dropped from a 5-11 team in 2011 to 2-14 this year, in Mularkey’s lone season as head coach. Possibly worse yet, quarterback Blaine Gabbert took no substantial strides forward under Mularkey’s watch — Gabbert, the No. 10 overall pick in 2011, finished 1-9 as a starter with a 77.4 QB rating.

His lack of improvement, as much as anything, may have spurred Jaguars owner Shad Khan and Caldwell to erase the chalkboard and start from scratch.

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