Urban Meyer has found success at a number of institutions over the year. However, he has failed to find his groove in the NFL as the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars. As a result, NFL insider Adam Schefter has reported that the Jaguars have let go of Meyer after 13 games.
“After deliberation over many weeks and a thorough analysis of the entirety of Urban’s tenure with our team, I am bitterly disappointed to arrive at the conclusion that an immediate change is imperative for everyone,” Jacksonville Jaguars Owner Shad Khan told Schefter.
“I informed Urban of the change this evening. As I stated in October, regaining our trust and respect was essential. Regrettably, it did not happen.”
In Meyer’s absence, Jacksonville Jaguars Offensive Coordinator Darrell Bevell will step in as the team’s head coach. Trent Baalke will also continue as the team’s general manager. For the time being, Khan has indicated that he will not comment on Meyer’s departure or hire a new coach until the season is completed.
“In the spirit of closure and recharging our players, staff and fan base, I will not comment further until some point following the conclusion of the NFL season,” Khan added.
Jacksonville will finish out its season with games against the Texans, Jets, Patriots and Colts. They currently sit in last place with a record of 2-11 and could possibly earn the top pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.