Jaguars Fire Coach Urban Meyer After Less Than a Season

Meyer won three college football national titles but lasted 13 games in the N.F.L., where his short tenure in Jacksonville was marred by questionable conduct on and off the field.

Urban Meyer was 2-11 with Jacksonville, but that was only part of the reason he was fired. Credit... Brett Duke/Associated Press

Dec. 16, 2021

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Just 11 months ago, coming off another pitiful season, the Jacksonville Jaguars found themselves in one of the more enviable situations in the N.F.L.

They had oceans of salary-cap space. They had the first pick in a draft with an elite quarterback prospect available. They had vacancies at general manager and head coach.