Urban Meyer reveals why he accepted the Jaguars head coaching job
After Urban Meyer and the Ohio State Buckeyes won the 2019 Rose Bowl, Meyer insisted he was done coaching. About two years later, and Meyer has become the Jacksonville Jaguars’ main man.
Meyer battled different health issues that helped make his decision to leave Ohio State, so some seem surprised that he has made a return to coaching – and his first time ever at the NFL level.
So, what influenced Meyer’s decision to come back? Urban Meyer had a few things to say on why he wanted to make a return to coaching.
“I’ve analyzed this decision from every angle—the time is right in Jacksonville, and the time is right for me to return to coaching. I’m excited about the future of this organization and our long-term prospect for success,” Meyer said, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
New Jaguars’ HC Urban Meyer: “I’ve analyzed this decision from every angle—the time is right in Jacksonville, and the time is right for me to return to coaching. I’m excited about the future of this organization and our long-term prospect for success.”
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 15, 2021
Who can blame him? Meyer takes one of the most attractive openings in the league. The Jaguars have the top pick in the draft and a good amount of talent on offense with James Robinson and DJ Chark. Whether they add Lawrence or Fields, they are in good shape.
Jacksonville also has 11 draft picks and an abundance of cap space, so Meyer and company have plenty to work with down in Florida.
The opportunity is perfect for Meyer, and adding a top-tier, generational talent such as Trevor Lawrence is not all that common. The return of Urban Meyer to the ranks of coaching will be an intriguing story to keep an eye on, and the Jaguars will certainly be a team to watch going forward.