Doug Marrone will return to Jacksonville in 2020 to the delight of Twitter (and Jaguars opponents)

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Doug Marrone is probably the most surprising coaching decision made this offseason. What's added is, he's not going anywhere.

The Jags had a tumultuous 2019. Just a few weeks following the removal of Tom Coughlin, some doubt was cast surrounding the future of Marrone in Jacksonville. Following a 6-10 season that saw Nick Foles injured, bad and then benched, the trade of Jalen Ramsey and just generally uninspiring football, the scene was set for the exit of Marrone. But owner Shad Khan announced on Tuesday that Marrone would return as Jacksonville's head coach in 2020, and that made for some good comedy.

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In all, Marrone is 22-28 with the Jaguars (1-1 record as interim coach in 2016), with 6-10 and 5-11 seasons after making it to the AFC championship game in 2017. Also returning is GM Dave Caldwell, and both guys will report directly into Khan in 2020.

Well, the news might be great for Marrone — and fans of Jacksonville's opponents.

Twitter took the development of Marrone's return and added a bit of its signature sarcastic, hilarious analysis.

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