Khan said that while he wasn't happy with this season, he does value stability and said he still has the same faith in Coughlin, Caldwell and Marrone he had when he hired the trio in January 2017.
"I have the same trust in Tom, Dave and Doug as I did upon their introduction two years ago, and I do believe our best path forward for the moment is the one less disruptive and dramatic. Stability should not be confused with satisfaction, however. I am far from content with the status quo, and while it's best to put 2018 behind us, I will not overlook how poorly we accounted for ourselves following a 3-1 start. There were far too many long Sundays over the last three quarters of the season, with today's loss in Houston being the final example, and that cannot repeat itself in 2019. That's my message to our football people and players, but also our sponsors and fans, both of whom were remarkable."
The season fell apart because of a slew of injuries, poor play by quarterback Blake Bortles, and a defense that hasn't played at the elite level it did in 2017. Injuries hit the offensive line and tight end especially hard. The Jaguars had only one opening-day starting offensive lineman on the field on Sunday and nine of the 11 offensive starters were either backups or not with the team until October.
Running back Leonard Fournette played in only eight games because of injuries and a one-game suspension for getting into a fight during a loss to Buffalo on Nov. 25. He finished with 439 yards and five touchdowns and averaged just 3.3 yards per carry. That was a major issue for a team built around a power running game and play-action passing game.
Bortles regressed in 2018 after posting the best season of his career in 2017 and was playing so poorly that Marrone benched him and fired offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett on Nov. 26.
The Jaguars scored just two offensive touchdowns in their final five games.
The Jaguars went 10-6, won the AFC South and made their first playoff appearance in a decade last season. They beat Buffalo and Pittsburgh before losing to New England in the AFC Championship Game, after which Khan gave Coughlin, Caldwell and Marrone two-year contract extensions through the 2021 season. Marrone is 15-17 in his two seasons with the Jaguars.