It's been a tumultuous day in Duval, to say the least. On the heels of the Jaguars announcing they will play two home games in London in 2020, the team has also hired Trent Baalke as Director of Player Personnel.
The role was recently vacated when the team parted ways with Chris Polian. Polian had been with the Jaguars since 2013 but was fired following the 2019 season.
Enter Trent Baalke. The former 49ers general manager served as a football operations consultant for the NFL from 2017-2019. Prior to that, he spent 2011-2016 as the GM for the 49ers, helping guide them two division championships and a Super Bowl appearance in 2012. He's been in the NFL in some capacity since 1998 when he was hired by the Jets as a scout.
Dave Caldwell had this to say about his newly hired right-hand man:
"I have known Trent for two decades, and he'll be a valuable addition to our personnel department," said Jaguars General Manager Dave Caldwell. "He had a lot of success during his time in San Francisco and has proven that he has a great eye for talent and constructing a team, so we're excited for him to be a part of the organization. We look forward to welcoming Trent and his wife, Beth, to Jacksonville, and we expect him to get involved immediately as we make decisions on our current roster and approach free agency."
As Caldwell stated, Baalke will immediately be tasked with helping the Jaguars navigate this offseason, from free agency to the draft and everything that follows.
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