Not so long when Urban Meyer was appointed as the new head coach at Jacksonville Jaguars, has been fired after a 13 games on the basis if the performance and statistics.
In a statement by the owner Mr. Shad Khan ” After deliberation over many weeks, and a through analysis of the entirety of Urban’s tenure with our team, I am bitterly disappointed to arrive at the conclusion that an immediate change is imperative for everyone”
A statement from #Jaguars owner Shad Khan: pic.twitter.com/uvGZMJZEtN
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 16, 2021
The decision was an outrage of nonstop controversial in nearly 11 months as head coach. The clutter was seen this past week when NFL Network dropped a heart wrenching report of sweeping discord surrounding Meyer inside the franchise. According to the sources, Mr. Khan also had a series of meetings with the general manager Trent Baalke and Urban Meyer regarding a loss on Sunday against Titans. The discussion was all about the loopholes and drawbacks the team is facing under Meyer rule.
After gathering enough knowledge, Mr. Khan came to a conclusion that there was an internal discontent in the franchise and in the locker room as well, and clearly came to a solid decision to ask Meyer to leave the post as taking in consideration the video of him in a bar following a loss to Bengals in October.
Jaguars fire HC Urban Meyer. (via @rapsheet) pic.twitter.com/7TvONPwkpg
— NFL (@NFL) December 16, 2021
The firing comes 336 days after Khan hired Meyer, promising that the coach would bring an elite level of culture-building and winning to the franchise.
“This is a great day for Jacksonville and Jaguars fans everywhere,” Khan said in a statement on Jan. 14. “Urban Meyer is who we want and need, a leader, winner and champion who demands excellence and produces results. … While Urban already enjoys a legacy in the game of football that few will ever match, his passion for the opportunity in front of him here in Jacksonville is powerful and unmistakable.”
In the end, it was the mistake of hiring Meyer that was ultimately unmistakable.