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NFL Mailbag: How did Jaguars GM Trent Baalke survive Urban Meyer debacle?

Shorter mailbag this week—we needed to modify the schedule to pay tribute to John Madden midweek—however I needed to ensure I received to your questions this week. Listed here are just a few …

From Señor Fuentes (@_SenorFuentes): Trent Baalke. Is he actually secure or do you assume he’s solely going to be part of the interview course of?

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From Richard Ito (@rich_ito): There appears to be extra common disdain over the Jags maintaining Baalke than there even was for when it appeared like they may maintain Urban. Cannot discover any native or nationwide media defending it. What does Shad Khan know that nobody else does?

Fellas, I feel it’s first essential to see why Baalke was retained—and the way he wound up with the job within the first place. He was employed by former GM Dave Caldwell in early 2020 to switch director of participant personnel Chris Polian, and over the course of that calendar yr cultivated a superb relationship with the Khan household, sufficient to the place Shad and Tony Khan warmed to the thought of elevating him completely after dismissing Caldwell and making him the interim GM. However a part of that, in fact, would trip on the decision on the coach.

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