JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan knew this would be a lengthy rebuilding project.

He talked about it the day he hired coach Gus Bradley and has mentioned it repeatedly since.

So it should be no surprise that he’s giving Bradley another year to get the job done.

Khan released a statement Tuesday confirming that Bradley will return for the final year of his contract. Khan said he spoke to Bradley and general manager Dave Caldwell earlier in the day to make them aware of his intentions. Bradley is 12-35 in three seasons.

The Jaguars (5-10) finish the season Sunday at Houston (8-7).

“It’s evident to see how far we’ve come in many aspects of our game, and Gus deserves a lot of credit for that progress,” Khan said. “It’s also evident the considerable work that remains to be done to be where we expect to be at this time next season, which is well above where we stand today. And Gus understands that. …

“I expect his coaching staff and team to respond favorably to this news in preparation for Houston on Sunday and then begin thinking about what more they can provide next season. We have high ambitions.”

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