Jaguars, Urban Meyer Finalizing Deal

It’s not a done deal yet. But it’s close. The Jaguars are closing in on a contract to make Urban Meyer their new head coach, as Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets

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Meyer would become the sixth full-time head coach in franchise history. Of course, the Jaguars aren’t going to bank on that until he signs on the bottom line. Meyer was reportedly on the fence about the job as recently as this week. The Chargers — a team that might be better equipped to win in 2021 — have also contacted him.

The former University of Florida and Ohio State coach has a long track record of success. That includes National Championships in 2006, 2008, and 2014. Factoring in his previous stops at Utah and Bowling Green, Meyer has a lifetime 187-32 record in the college ranks. With Ohio State alone, he went 83-9 across seven seasons.

For Meyer, it’s an opportunity to return to the sidelines after a two-year layoff. He’ll also have the opportunity to groom the No. 1 overall pick — probably Clemson star Trevor Lawrence, but possibly Ohio State standout Justin Fields.

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  1. ElGaupo77
    ElGaupo77

    Meyer should convince Jax native Paul Posluzny to be part of the staff

    • Jcool90

      Haha lmfao to funny! There a part timer team, but no they had few players in the last few years. They had a few big cry babies in last few years. Haha, Meyers will be out or gone be for the contracts up watch!

  2. realsox

    Didn’t he leave Florida for “health reasons”? Or was that Ohio State?

  3. jyosuckas

    Could he possibly get a kings ransom from the Jets for the top pick and take Fields at 2?!

      • Ak185

        I don’t know, I could see him going with Fields instead. Meyer wants to install his offense, and might decide to take a QB he knows is suited for it instead of taking the massive potential of Trevor Lawrence in an offense he knows he likely won’t run.

        Of course, this is all dependent on if management lets Meyer have his own choice for his first quarterback. For the record, I don’t see this going well in the long term, but we’ll see.

    • Simmons>Russ

      Honestly wouldn’t surprise me.
      Swap the first overall pick for the second overall pick and grab the Jets second round pick aswell
      Take Justin Fields and also get a very high second. Jets with Trevor Lawrence would be mean

    • wagner13

      What, you’re telling me you don’t trust someone with absolutely no professional coaching experience who’s offensive system clashes with Lawrence and may not be fully invested the job to do well?

      • Ak185

        You know, I actually….

        Eh, nevermind. I wonder if the Jags know that you can have players on more than three year contracts in the pros.

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