A second NFL franchise showing interest in Urban Meyer
Urban Meyer has been frequently linked to the Jacksonville Jaguars since the franchise parted ways with Doug Marrone, but, according to a report, another National Football League team, the Los Angeles Chargers, are interested, as well.
— 247Sports (@247Sports) January 13, 2021
If Meyer does elect to return to the sideline, both teams offer intriguing quarterback situations.
The Chargers feature former Oregon Duck Justin Herbert, who set the league record for touchdown passes by a rookie with 31 in 2020, while the Jaguars own the No. 1 pick in the 2021 Draft and will presumably select Clemson Tigers standout Trevor Lawrence.
Now 56 years old, Meyer last coached in 2018, his seventh season with the Ohio State Buckeyes. Before arriving in Columbus, he piloted the Bowling Green Falcons from 2001-02, Utah Utes from 2003-04, and Florida Gators from 2005-10.
Since leaving coaching, he has been a member of FOX’s pregame show, Big Noon Kickoff, and a studio analyst for the Big Ten Network.
Meyer’s successor at Ohio State, Ryan Day, has guided the Buckeyes to a 23-2 record, including his three games as the interim head coach in 2018, and an appearance in the 2021 College Football Playoff National Championship Game, where they fell to Nick Saban’s Alabama Crimson Tide, 52-24.