If Tim Tebow is going to Jacksonville, he'll be signed by a new general manager. On Monday, the Jaguars fired GM Gene Smith.
It's not a shock. The Jaguars, whose 2-14 finish was the worst in franchise history, lost 12 of their last 13 games, including a 38-20 season-ending defeat to the Tennessee Titans.
The only question was: How long would new owner Shad Khan take to make a change? Not long at all it turned out.
Khan has been quiet in recent weeks and said last month he didn't want to make any "knee-jerk reactions." And then the season became a fiasco.
"I met with Gene Smith this morning to inform him of my decision to go in a new direction and thank him for his dedication to the Jaguars since the inception of the franchise," Khan said. "I am personally appreciative for his efforts during my first season of ownership in the NFL.
"Gene is a good man with a long career ahead of him in football, and I know this season was as difficult for him as anyone with our organization. I sincerely wish Gene and his family the very best, today and always."
Because Smith picked coach Mike Mularkey during the search to replace Jack Del Rio after the 2011 season, Mularkey could be the next guy out the door.