Tony Dungy is not that interested in a potential opportunity to come down to Florida and coach the beleaguered Jacksonville Jaguars franchise, especially following the team's dismissal of Urban Meyer.
When asked on Twitter whether he'd accept a head-coaching gig for the Jaguars in the event he got an offer, the 66-year-old Dungy politely declined while also offering an insight on what the team needs right now:
Jacksonville could be a great situation. Reminds me of the Colts in 1998 when they went 3-13 Peyton’s rookie year. A young, gifted QB in place & poor record will allow you to put another good draft class with Trevor. They need someone to change the culture but it won’t be me.
Meyer's exit from the Jaguars is one that many saw coming. With losses piling up plus all the reports of his unfavorable behavior off the field, Jacksonville was forced to let him go despite having just hired him in January.
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When the Jaguars inked Meyers to a reported six-year deal, the expectation was that he was going to change the culture in Jacksonville. Well, the Jaguars are just 2-11 after 14 weeks of the 2021 NFL regular season. They have the year's top pick in Trevor Lawrence, but he has yet to look like a franchise cornerstone.
Now, the Jaguars hope that Meyer's departure will signal a change for the better, a promise Meyer brought with him and absolutely failed to manifest.