Monday morning got the NFL world up in arms as an article from The Athletic detailed Urban Meyer’s tenure with the Jacksonville Jaguars. While most of the attention and criticism was appropriately placed on Meyer, some also took a look at team owner Shad Khan for hiring Meyer in the first place.
In all honesty, it’s fair to look at Khan’s tenure with the Jaguars to look at why he’s the one who let this happen. Ever since Khan bought the team in 2012, the Jaguars have only had one winning season as they made it to the AFC Championship Game as a 10-6 team. Other than that, the best the Jags could do was 6-10 as head coaches like Mike Mularkey, Gus Bradley, and Doug Marrone were in charge.
This, along with having Trent Baalke as general manager, it’s probably not a surprise Shad Khan thought it was a great idea to hire Urban Meyer. Because it’s not like his previous hirings were that much better.
Whether it’s Jaguars fans, people from the media, or regular NFL fans who have noticed what’s going on, they placed some of the blame at Khan.
Shad Khan and the #Jaguars gave Urban Meyer a 5-year contract worth about $9 million per season to coach an NFL team and he didn't even know who Deebo Samuel, Jamal Adams and *Aaron Donald* are.
How is this possible? pic.twitter.com/IwJmHKsbox
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) March 21, 2022
Shad Khan, Tom Coughlin, Urban Meyer, Doug Marrone.
Just some awful names associated with this franchise https://t.co/avAm1FRVlJ
— King of Clearance (KOC) (@SeviesSon) March 21, 2022
Shad Khan was going to keep this guy up until Josh Lambo came out with the kicking incident https://t.co/xBZakc0ReQ
— Jaime M. (@MendezChisox006) March 21, 2022
“I got it right this time.” The only person in the building that knew LESS about the NFL than Urban Meyer did, Shad Khan. https://t.co/8MWKVBwybK
— Amber (@Amber_isAwesome) March 21, 2022
When Brady vouched for Byron.
"Who is this #12 on the Bucs and why is he calling me?" – Shad Khan probably
— Vegas Jags fan (@Jag28fan) March 21, 2022
Everyone but Shad Khan knew this was a bad idea from the start https://t.co/l6bARqGoMC
— So Sayeth Black Lord: (@jmood88) March 21, 2022
Shad Khan might be the stupidest Billionaire ever. #Jaguars
— The Brian (@B_roni_) March 21, 2022
But people wanna believe shad khan know what he’s doing with the franchise. He hired this dummy 🤦🏽♂️ https://t.co/PVqJ7DufRF
— Derrick (@_Dnett) March 21, 2022
It took Shad Khan 8 years to fire Dave Caldwell and 4 years to fire Gus Bradley. He still employs Trent Baalke as his GM. For Urban Meyer to not last one full season in Jacksonville is…well we've all seen by now why that came to be
— DK (@dkarkots) March 21, 2022
Shad Khan needs to sell the team and invest his money fully into AEW with his son. How do you end up with a coach like that?
— #FireRobManfredIntoTheSun (@The_ZackDanielz) March 21, 2022
It honestly amazing the players and coaches didn’t commit a full mutiny on Urban last year. It’s just as amazing that Shad Khan was so clueless as to let it go on that long. #Jaguars
— Glenn Jones (@GJonesNYC) March 21, 2022