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

Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer apologized on Monday for a viral video that showed him mingling with a young woman who was not his wife following the team’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Meyer’s first season in the NFL has been a disaster so far and the “distraction,” as he put it, might have pushed things to a whole new level.

Meyer’s apology seemed to deflect blame to the other people at the bar and also raised questions about whether or not he was actually out with his family before the events in the video. He still says that owned what happened and talked to his players as well as the Jaguars’ ownership about it.

Regardless, members of the NFL media who have been following Meyer certainly had some thoughts about the video, the apology, and what might come next for the embattled coach.

Things are not looking good for Meyer in the eyes of the people who cover the league and fans in general. It was assumed that the Jaguars would struggle this season and it would take a while for Meyer to find his footing in the NFL. However, given all of the drama and distractions surrounding his short stint already, and with a spotlight this bright on every move he makes, it does make you wonder just how long Meyer is willing to deal with it all when there are much easier times to be had working in TV studios or even on college football sidelines.

About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to