Jaguars: 3 biggest mistakes in HC Urban Meyer era

Head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars Urban Meyer (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
Head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars Urban Meyer (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images) /
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The Jacksonville Jaguars finished 1-15 in 2020 but it wasn’t a one-year thing. In fact, they have had just one winning season in the last ten years, so in order to shake things up, the organization hired Urban Meyer as their head coach this offseason.

So far, the Jags look like a different team. While they kept players such as left tackle Cam Robinson and defensive end Dawuane Smootfd from hitting the free-agent market, they also made a few splash signings and brought in wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr., safety Rayshawn Jenkins, and cornerback Shaquill Griffin.

Furthermore, this Jacksonville team used the first overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft on Trevor Lawrence, their quarterback of the future, and added a few more prospects that should turn into building blocks, such as running back Travis Etienne.

All in all, the Jaguars have more talent and depth than they had last year and look like a different team in Meyer’s short tenure at the helm. On the other hand, the rebuilding process hasn’t been flawless and the organization has made a few mistakes along the way. Now, keep in mind that all teams have slip-ups, but the best ones are able to lessen their impact and find a way to work around them.

The Jags will surely be able to overcome these gaffes but that doesn’t mean they should be ignored. If anything, they need to be brought up, so they don’t make them once again. Here are the team’s worst mistakes in the (short) Meyer era.