Bradley signs contract extension with Jaguars


Jacksonville Jaguars have confirmed head coach Gus Bradley has signed a one-year extension to see him through to the 2017 season.

The former Seahawks defensive coordinator is 12-36 in three seasons at the helm in Jacksonville, but there are signs of hope.

Their five wins last season were a four-year high and with Blake Bortles' continued development, this is as much forward momentum as the franchise has had in recent memory.

"For an organisation that we believe is ready to make its move, extending Gus through the 2017 season provides our club with much-needed stability in every respect," general manager Dave Caldwell said in a statement.

"It solidifies Gus' good standing with our current players, provides certainty for free agents who may be considering the Jaguars and helps to deliver the continuity throughout our coaching staff that we think is critical for us to turn the corner.

"It also gives us the best opportunity to win in 2016. I appreciate [owner] Shahid [Khan] supporting this approach as we enter a pivotal season with high expectations at every level of the organisation."