Jaguars: 3 potential replacements for HC Urban Meyer in 2022

Head Coach Urban Meyer of the Jacksonville Jaguars [Bob Self/Florida Times-Union]
Head Coach Urban Meyer of the Jacksonville Jaguars [Bob Self/Florida Times-Union] /
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Fans and players of the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field [Bob Self/Florida Times-Union] /

By now, you might have heard that former NFL executive Michael Lombardi reported that the Jacksonville Jaguars

have held closed-door meetings

about head coach Urban Meyer’s questionable behavior at a bar after the team’s Week 4 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

Meyer says he already apologized to the team, and owner Shad Khan released a statement in which he says the head coach’s remorse for his actions seems sincere. He added that Meyer will have to regain the trust of the organization but what if the Jaguars aren’t willing to give him a chance to redeem himself? What if they move on from him?

Khan believes Meyer is the right man to oversee the Jags’ rebuild but his tenure as a head coach in Jacksonville has been less than stellar. Ignore the team’s 0-4 record. This is a development year for them, and it was expected. However, Meyer had made several questionable decisions over the last few months. Back when he chose his staff, he hired Chris Doyle as director of sports performance. This was a questionable move due to his history of mistreating players and allegedly making racist comments at Iowa.

Meyer rightfully received backlash for the hire and Doyle ended up “re-signing”. Then again, the incident pales in comparison to the head coach’s recent video. For someone who has previously spoken about owning it, Meyer didn’t do a good job of holding himself accountable.

While this could turn out to be a wake-up call for the Meyer, it’s fair to wonder how much longer Khan will be willing to deal with the distractions. If the Jaguars decide to move on from Meyer, here are three potential replacements in the next head-coaching cycle.