NFL Halfway: Jags’ Gus Bradley could be first coach to go

(AP) — The Gus Bus might be first to hit the road.

This was supposed to be the year Gus Bradley turned the Jacksonville Jaguars into a contender. After going 12-36 in his first three seasons, Bradley got a one-year contract extension through 2017. That came with heightened expectations.

After all, the Jaguars spent more than $350 million (nearly $150 million guaranteed) in free agency the last two years to sign 10 starters. They assembled a roster of talented young players.

All signs pointed toward a major step forward. Instead, the Jaguars are 2-6 and headed nowhere in the weak AFC South.

There have been at least six coaching changes in the NFL in each of the past six offseasons. Bradley could be the first to go this season, and there’s no guarantee he makes it through the second half.

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