JACKSONVILLE, Florida (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars hired Seattle defensive coordinator Gus Bradley as the team's new head coach Thursday.
The 46-year-old Bradley joins general manager Dave Caldwell, who led the coaching search after being hired last week. Bradley replaces Mike Mularkey, who went 2-14 in his only season in Jacksonville Caldwell says "it was just a matter of time before Gus Bradley became a head coach in the NFL."
Bradley spent the last four seasons in Seattle, earning a reputation as a fiery assistant who demanded the most from his players. The Jaguars interviewed defensive coordinator Mel Tucker, St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer and Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden before striking a deal with Bradley.