Report: Urban Meyer and NFL team 'trying to finalize a deal' this week
It seems former Florida and Ohio State coach Urban Meyer could be back on the sidelines in 2021.
A number of NFL teams have expressed interest in the 3-time national champion, but it seems only 1 team remains in the Meyer sweepstakes — the Jacksonville Jaguars.
On Thursday morning, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Jaguars are trying to hire Meyer by the end of this week:
At this time, it’s Jacksonville as the one and only for Urban Meyer. Jaguars’ owner Shad Khan’s process has led him to Meyer, and Meyer is highly interested, and the two sides are interested in trying to finalize a deal this week. https://t.co/gDpE46pyuG
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 14, 2021
Of course, with Meyer’s previous health concerns, it’s still possible he backs out at any time before a contract is officially signed, so we’ll have to see how this progresses.
For now, though, it seems Meyer could be on his way back to the state of Florida. And, to make matters even better, the Jaguars have the No. 1 overall pick, which they’d presumably use on Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence.