Report: Urban Meyer considering coming out of retirement to coach in the NFL
Urban Meyer is the hottest head coaching candidate in the the nation, both at the college and NFL levels.
Meyer, who has been retired from coaching since 2018, has been approached by multiple NFL teams about a return, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Meyer is “considering” whether to come out of retirement for the NFL, Schefter reports.
The former Ohio State and Florida head coach is currently an analyst on the FOX Sports college football pregame show on Saturday mornings.
Schefter mentions the Jacksonville Jaguars as a potential landing spot if Meyer does return to coaching due to his connections in Florida and having coached the Gators from 2005-2010. The Jaguars will hire a new general manager and they will likely move on from their head coach Doug Marrone.
The University of Texas had been pursuing Meyer to replace Tom Herman; however, Meyer indicated to Texas less than a month ago that he’s leaning towards not coaching again, citing health concerns.
Meyer is a can’t-miss head coach in college football, whose recruiting prowess is second to none. The NFL is certainly a different world, and there would be no recruiting. Would that interest Meyer? Could he coach at a place more than a handful of years without getting burned out and risking his health?
Schefter indicates that those who have spoken to Meyer believe he wants to be prepared to “fully immerse” himself in a new world — if he were to make the jump.