Urban Meyer and the NFL. The latest rumors surrounding the legendary college coach and right in Jacksonville, FL as Meyer is expected to be the Jaguars’ top target and possibly the new head coach soon.
The Jaguars landed # 1 overall in the April draft, and when Meyer lands in Jacksonville, there is great expectation that the former Florida and Ohio head of state will select Clemson star quarterback Trevor Lawrence, which immediately gets the Jaguars into a buzz. If so, some analysts believe it would fit in perfectly with Meyer’s first NFL appearance.
“That Other Pregame Show” at CBS Sports collapsed after host Adam Schein asked if Meyer would be a good match for the Jaguars.
“Urban Meyer is great,” said Kyle Long. “I grew up with his dominant teams. I think he would be great in the Florida market and we talked about Trevor Lawrence. This Florida guy is going to put asses on the seats. “
Former NFL linebacker London Fletcher agreed.
“Can you imagine Trevor Lawrence and Urban Meyer in this market,” said Fletcher. “Butt in the seats and he’s a winner, a proven winner.”
“I could get season tickets,” Long replied.
However, two analysts said it would be a great setting but not a perfect solution.
“I didn’t just leave because of your fantastic superlatives,” said Amy Trask. “I think he could be a good attitude, a good attitude. To me, fantastic means at the top of the list, but I’m not there with that attitude. “
Jonathan Jones said he was a proven winner in college but it wouldn’t necessarily translate into the NFL.
“You know, he’s a proven winner in college,” said Jones. Here’s the other thing, he’s had a lot of health problems and these health problems seem to happen when the loss happens. “
According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the Jacksonville Jaguars are set to fire trainers Doug Brown.
“The team has shown interest in the former Florida and Ohio coach Urban Meyerwho hired a baton telling people he’s close in the football community that sources say he’s likely to end up in Jacksonville, “Rapoport said wrote. “The Jaguars will not make a firm and final decision on Marrone until after the season is over, but that is the expected outcome provided Jacksonville is confident of finding Marrone’s replacement.”
Rapoport noted that the decision to fire Marrone is neither final nor is Meyer’s obligation to accept the job if it is offered. However, from the wording, it would appear that Meyer could legitimately end up with Jacksonville. Rapoport too reported that Jacksonville could haunt the current Ohio state coach Ryan Day when Meyer decides not to take the job.
Meyer won national titles in Florida and Ohio State with other head coaching stints in Utah and Bowling Green. He has been mentioned as a possible candidate with the Dallas Cowboys, but this job is unlikely to open with the coach this off-season Mike McCarthy in his first year at the helm. Meyer is only 56 years old and he might be interested in an NFL job as he doesn’t have to spend hours on recruiting, which is a very important part of college head coaching jobs.
According to Rapoport, family factors could make the decision for Meyer more difficult.
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“Meyer has weighed great job opportunities in the past, with the University of Texas being the youngest,” wrote Rapoport. “For the past two years, he is said to have been intrigued by NFL head coaching jobs. However, Meyer hasn’t made a firm commitment to coaching at all for the next year. He is currently a football analyst at Fox Sports College and would need a job to get hold of. ” away from his family, including his grandchildren. “
Robbie Weinstein from 247Sports contributed to this story.