Report: Urban Meyer is in 'advanced talks' to become NFL head coach
Former Ohio State coach Urban Meyer is in “advanced talks” to become the next head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to a report.
That’s per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, who reports the two parties met again on Wednesday.
Jacksonville and former Ohio St. HC Urban Meyer are in advanced talks to see if they can finalize a deal, per league sources. They met again Wednesday.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 14, 2021
Meyer has met with the Jaguars several times now, including at least once on Jags owner Shad Kahn’s boat.
The Jaguars’ job is arguably the best available opening during this NFL cycle. The Jags have a solid infrastructure in place and, more importantly, the No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming NFL draft.
The No. 1 pick is highly-coveted in this cycle, as Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence is widely viewed as a generational prospect. There are also several other potential franchise quarterbacks, including Ohio State’s Justin Fields, BYU’s Zach Wilson, North Dakota State’s Trey Lance and Alabama’s Mac Jones.
Meyer has also received interest from the Los Angeles Chargers.
Expect resolution on this matter — one way or the other — soon.