Mentor for Trevor Lawrence? Jags being linked to NFL QB who played for Urban Meyer
Urban Meyer could be coaching one of his former college quarterbacks. Before Jaguar/Gator fans in the Sunshine State get too excited, it’s not Tim Tebow being linked to Jacksonville.
NFL insider Ian Rapoport called Jacksonville a potential landing spot for Alex Smith as a mentor to Trevor Lawrence.
“We know, presumably, they’re going to take Trevor Lawrence No. 1,” Rapoport said on NFL Network. “Still could maybe need a veteran backup to come in and help school Trevor Lawrence in the ways of the NFL. They happen to have Alex Smith’s former coach, Urban Meyer, there.”
Smith played for Meyer at Utah. Earlier this week, Florida head coach Dan Mullen, who was Smith’s position coach at Utah, was asked about the two potentially reuniting in Jacksonville. Mullen declined to weigh in on either party’s decision but gushed about his former quarterback.
“I think Alex is an unbelievable role model for people,” Mullen said of Smith, who served as a groomsman in the coach’s wedding.
“If you really dig in, if you get to know him, what a role model he is. From being a student-athlete, the success he had from being like a one or a zero star, from whatever he is to being the No. 1 pick in the draft. Graduating college in two years. And then goes on and helps organizations, build organizations up to championship levels. Just an unbelievable leader, unbelievable teammate. You’d be hard-pressed to find many guys that don’t say he’s one of the greatest teammates they’ve ever had on the field.”
That’s a pretty strong endorsement from Mullen without explicitly telling his former boss what to do.