Sep 19, 2021; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer reacts in the huddle with his players against the Denver Broncos at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The controversy surrounding Urban Meyer is getting louder and louder on social media and in media circles. While Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan has released a statement throwing tepid support behind the embattled head coach, there’s another aspect of the team that might be even more concerning. How the players feel about Meyer.

According to a Twitter thread by NFL insider Michael Silver, they are not very happy.

According to Silver, the situation has reached a “crisis point” with one Jaguars player telling him that Meyer has “zero credibility in that stadium. He had very little to begin with.”

In his apology, Meyer said that he had spoken to the players and apologized for his actions over the weekend. However, per Silver, Meyer left out that he canceled the Monday team meeting and instead apologized to specific position groups, deflecting blame from himself to the young woman he was seen with.

“We looked at him like, WTF?” one player reportedly told Silver. “Right when he left everyone started dying laughing. And he knew it.”

Another player told Silver that, “It’s bad. I don’t know how he’s gonna function.”

The more we learn about what’s happening behind the scenes with Jacksonville, as well as the specifics of what went down over the weekend that Meyer doesn’t seem to want to talk about, the less likely it seems that he’ll still be the head coach of the Jaguars this time next year. More than that, while Meyer’s reputation for winning has merit, his reputation for causing controversy with moral lapses wherever he goes seems to have officially taken center stage.

[Michael Silver]

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