Caldwell was relieved of his duties by Doug Pederson following the late-season collapse in Jacksonville, and interveiwed for the defensive coordinator job before reportedly hiring Vic Fangio to the job.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 26, 2024
The Jaguars lost five of their last six, going from 8-3 to finishing their season at 9-8 a year after winning the AFC South title.
Caldwell’s dismissal comes after the defense allowed 28 or more points in four of those five defeats, including the season-ending 28-20 loss to the last-place Tennessee Titans.
Jacksonville’s defense finished 17th overall in points allowed, 22nd in total defense, 26th in yards allowed and 25th in scoring.
Caldwell, 52, was the defensive coordinator for two years under Doug Pederson Caldwell, following stints with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New York Jets, Arizona Cardinals, and Eagles.
Caldwell was drafted by Bill Belichick and Nick Saban with the Browns, spending three years with the Browns before joining the Ravens. From 1998 to 2001, he played with the Philadelphia Eagles, accumulating 221 tackles with 5 Sacks and 3 INTs.