The LA Chargers are the better job for Urban Meyer
Perhaps I am a tad biased but if I was in Urban Meyer’s shoes and the money was similar from both sides I would lean heavily towards the LA Chargers. Yes, Trevor Lawrence and all those picks are intriguing, but you have more of a surefire thing with the Chargers.
Meyer would have to have the best draft of the century in 2021 for the Jaguars to be contenders next season. There just is not that much talent on that roster and it really has to rebuild from the ground up.
It is more of a project and Meyer is not someone who has been known to handle defeat very easily. Meyer is already making good money on television, if he is going to come back to coaching I would argue that he wants to come back somewhere where he can be successful right away.
And that is the Chargers. The Chargers could have been a playoff team this season with Anthony Lynn coaching if they just caught a few breaks. If Michael Badgley makes the field goal against New Orleans and the Chargers win the two games that they lost on the final play then they would have been 10-6 and in the playoff picture.
Just imagine how good they could be with a better coach, with better help and hopefully with a good draft class. They have the classic formula of having a great quarterback on his rookie contract with talent around him.
That has been the best Super Bowl formula of the last 20 years and the Chargers have that. The Jaguars could have that in 2022 or beyond, but there is so much more unknown with that job.
Again, if the money is similar I do not think that state income tax is going to swing Meyer’s decision. The one dealbreaker in this is if the Jaguars just back up the Brinks truck and significantly outbid the LA Chargers.
Which is absolutely possible with Shad Kahn.