Urban Meyer Fired By Jacksonville Jaguars Amid Controversy

Fans of the Jacksonville Jaguars haven't had much to cheer about over the last few seasons, and things aren't exactly looking up for the Florida-based team.  The Jaguars haven't had a winning season since 2017, and finished an embarrassing 1-15 last season.  Last season's performance was made that much worse by the way of an ill thought out tweet sent from their team account after opening the season 1-0 with a victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

Despite what the tweet says, the Jaguars must have been very satisfied with 1-0, as not only did they not win another game all of last season, but they didn't win a game until week 6 this year against the Miami Dolphins.  At 2-11, the Jags haven't had much to cheer about this season either, and despite drafting potential franchise quarterback Trevor Lawrence with the 1st overall pick in this past year's draft, his development has been slow and the 6'6" rookie has just 9 passing touchdowns in 13 games this season.  While many fans and experts have been calling for the firing of head coach Urban Meyer simply based on the team's play, he certainly didn't do himself any favours when a video recently surfaced of the 57-year-old behaving inappropriately with a young woman at a bar in Ohio in October.  The Jacksonville Jaguars did just that, as the team announced they have decided to part ways with Urban Meyer yesterday.

That incident was just one of many controversies that the Jaguars have had to face since introducing Meyers as the new head coach in January 2021, from hiring Chris Doyle while he was in the middle of a scandal, being fined by the league for violating their practice policies, and even physically assaulting a player, just to name a few.

Jacksonville have not yet named his successor but we will be sure to get that information you as soon as it becomes available.