The Jacksonville Jaguars fired Tom Coughlin before he was able to leave his on his own accord.
On Wednesday afternoon, team owner Shad Khan announced that the team was relieving Coughlin of his duties effectively immediately.
The news of Couglin’s firing came after the NFLPA won a grievance against the Jaguars for fining injured players an absurd amount of money for not participating in the team’s offseason medical treatment program.
According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk Coughlin was planning on retiring next week after the team’s final game before getting fired.
Per multiple sources, the two-time Super Bowl winner was planning to retire at the end of the season. One source suggested that Coughlin had planned to announce next week that he’d leave the organization upon conclusion of the Week 17 game against the Colts.
The Jaguars really had no other choice but to come down hard on Coughlin after the NFLPA’s grievance win and stories of Coughlin fining Leonard Fournette $99k just for sitting on the bench while being inactive.