At least two NFL teams have reached out to Urban Meyer to see if the former Ohio State The coach would be interested in doing an interview for a next-level head coaching job – if he doesn’t take it – league sources told ESPN.
According to a source affiliated with one of these teams, Meyer didn’t ditch the overtures and was considering making the leap to the NFL. He intends to decide in the next week before the NFL regular season is over and the teams expect to hear his decision in the days ahead.
Meyer would become one of the most intriguing candidates in this season’s NFL head coaching cycle. He last trained in 2018 in Ohio, but has never trained in the NFL.
With his connections to the state of Florida – after he got the Alligators Meyer could be a logical fit for that – from 2005 to 2010 Jacksonville Jaguarswho have a vacancy at the General Manager and are approaching it Securing the pick No. 1 in 2021.
Jaguars coach Doug Marrone, who has been between 12 and 34 years old since the beginning of the 2018 season, has another year of contract after this season.
Sources who spoke to Meyer believe he wants to make sure that if he decides to jump into the NFL, he’s ready to fully immerse himself in a new world.
Meyer, 56, withdrawn from coaching in December 2018 after seven seasons in the state of Ohio. He went 187-32 in portions of 17 seasons in Ohio State, Florida, Utah and Bowling green and won three national titles – two with the Gators (2006, 2008) and one with the Buckeyes (2014).