The Jacksonville Jaguars appear to have settled on their final target for their vacant head coaching job and are entering advanced negotiations with legendary college coach Urban Meyer.
Jacksonville dismissed former head coach Doug Marrone this season after the team limped to a 1-15 record, the worst in the NFL. Marrone was let go despite leading the Jaguars to the 2017 AFC South championship after his teams regressed over the past three years.
Former Ohio State and Florida head coach Urban Meyer was long said to be interested in the job, and media reports have indicated that he could be close to agreeing to sign on to look to turn around one of the NFL’s longest-suffering franchises.
Meyer, who won two national championships with Florida and one with Ohio State, left his most recent job after the 2018 season due to what was described as health reasons.
If the Jaguars and Meyer are ultimately to agree to a deal that will likely make the Ohio native one of the highest-paid coaches in the league, he will have the first pick in the 2021 NFL Draft and a team with plenty of talent which has nonetheless not been able to find success or consistency.
Meyer would become their seventh head coach in franchise history.