Urban Meyer was worst than we thought in the National Football League.
Meyer lasted just 13 games as head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, but he reportedly fostered an extremely poor atmosphere within the organization.
Jayson Jenks and Mike Sando of The Athletic dropped a insane report about him that had a particularly negative moment during the season:
“During a meeting that also included members of the coaching and personnel staffs, Meyer berated a player so harshly that the player cried. According to two sources, Meyer slammed the door after departing the meeting, leaving others to console the player. The next day, one of the other staff members present confronted Meyer about the incident in what one source described as a tense exchange.”
Meyer also had no clue who the star players in the elague were and that inlcuded Aaron Donald.
A veteran member of the staff called it “the most toxic environment I’ve ever been a part of,” per Jenks and Sando.
“You’ve got players in fear that they’re going to lose their jobs,” receiver D.J. Chark said. “You’ve got coaches who he belittled in front of us, and I can only imagine what he was doing behind closed doors. I’m surprised he lasted that long, to be honest with you.”
Meyer was fired after a 2-11 start to the 2022 season.
Meyer won NCAA national championships with both Ohio State and Florida, but the success did not carry over into his first season in the NFL. He will likely never get another shot.