Jaguars fire Urban Meyer: updates, news, analysis as Jacksonville sack first-year coach after 13 games

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athleticismJeff Howe wrote this about Meyer and the Jags on December 2nd:

It’s never a plus when the owner is forced to announce that he is not firing the four-game coach in his contract.

Meyer embarrassed him and the Jaguars when he didn’t return home with the team after the Week 4 loss to the Bengals and instead stayed in Ohio to do whatever he wanted. was pictured doing. This is not a single opinion but the consensus around the league, and owner Shad Khan’s direct statement left no doubt about his feelings on this matter.

However, the Jaguars are 2-9, and they’re probably outperforming, so it’s not so bad for Meyer’s case to get a second season. They’ve beaten the Dolphins and Bills, and three of their last six losses have been by possession, so they’re at least competitive. Meyer deserves credit for it.

Results on the ground are one thing, however. It depends on how Khan is feeling in the building. Is No.1 Pick Trevor Lawrence Growing? Are any of the veterans incentivized to stay and, beyond that, recruit their peers to sign at Jacksonville in free agency? Or is this team just built on the mystique of Lawrence’s potential?

Khan will have a crucial decision to make in a month.

Turns out he couldn’t wait that long.


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