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  • Adam Schefter broke the news.

  • He joins us now, Adam.

  • Why did the Jets feel Robert Sala is the answer?

  • Kevin.

  • I think they loved his energy.

  • They love this outlook.

  • They loved this perspective.

  • Think I loved everything about what he would bring to this particular job.

  • They sat down, and from the time they sat down with him, they were enamored with the energy spunk, the intelligence that he would bring to that job.

  • His players loved him in San Francisco.

  • His players loved them in Houston.

  • When he was there, you saw.

  • After the Jets announced the agreement with him on Thursday night, Richard Sherman said the New York Jets got themselves a great one.

  • Those Richard Sherman's words Richard Sherman knows a thing or two about coaches, and I think the Jets shared an opinion.

  • And that's why they gave Robert Sallah a five year deal.

  • You are reporting that Sala is bringing with him 40 Niners passing game coordinator Mike LaFleur.

  • Interesting, given the jet situation.

  • A quarterback with Sam Donald, what do you read into that move?

  • Here's what I would expect the New York Jets to do a quarterback this upcoming season.

  • Kevin and again there'll be organizational meetings to discuss this.

  • But I would think that Sam Donald is going to return as the Jets quarterback and the Jets will entertain offers at the number two pick.

  • I think that they could sit there and take an offensive tackle.

  • They could sit there and take a water.

  • Seaver.

  • They could do whatever they want with that pick.

  • But right now, I think the plan would be to proceed with Sam.

  • Donald is the quarterback of the New York Jets in 2021.

  • I think that Joe Douglas and this staff believe in him.

  • Robert Solid believes in him, and I think that they like to give Sam Donaldson opportunity for a full season when he's healthy with a new staff to see what he could do.

  • I would be surprised if Sam Donald were not the starting quarterback on Opening Day Jets team that won just two games a season ago.

  • Adam Schefter sit tight.

  • Lot more NFL news coming up here on SportsCenter.

  • They have a lot of history and cleaning out that Jets head coaches office right since 2000 grow her Mangini Rex Bulls Gates, now Sala, 40 Niners were a top five team and defense in terms of opponent yards per game and yards per play.

  • Jets defense has ranked outside the top 10 in those categories.

  • Also about the highest.

  • Q b r in the NFL way did not have to be subtle about this at all.

  • The last three years, the Jags have been awful.

  • Tonight they hire Urban Meyer as head coach to end the awfulness.

  • Let us, UH, Jacksonville, reaching agreement with three time national championship coach.

  • Hopes he has some Lombardi Trophy magic there.

  • Meyer has never been on an NFL staff.

  • Now he's gonna put one together.

  • How much it took to lure him out of retirement again.

  • Bunch Not released.

  • Certainly wasn't cheap.

  • Long term deal.

  • Urban Meyer, 17 seasons college head coach.

  • Bowling Green, Utah, Florida.

  • Ohio State.

  • 187 Wins 32 losses.

  • The Jags have lost 36 in the last three years.

  • There have been several health family related step aways from football in the profession, but again, the game has called him back.

  • He says this is a great day for the Jacksonville Jacksonville In the Jaguars.

  • Fans everywhere.

  • Urban Meyer is who we want and need as a leader.

  • I'm reading.

  • Sorry, I was reading a shot.

  • Cons.

  • Statement there.

  • Here's here's Urban, he says.

  • I go back to this.

  • I've analyzed this decision from every angle.

  • The time is right in Jacksonville.

  • The time is right for me to return to coaching.

  • I'm excited about the future of this organization and our long term prospect for success.

  • Of course, we're bringing in Adam Schefter here now, and Adam no doubt the operates.

  • The draft opportunities that Meyer mentioned is quarterback Trevor Lawrence.

  • But aside from a franchise quarterback, what what?

  • What drew these two sides together?

  • Listen, I think that there has been a relationship between Urban Meyer and shot kind of healthy relationship, where there's been open lines of communication for a good, long while.

  • Now, aside from that, John, I think you've got the Jacksonville Jaguars with, as you mentioned, the number one overall pick and a chance to draft the player that some believe is generational quarterback in Trevor Lawrence.

  • You've got a team with 11 picks scheduled for the April draft.

  • You've got a team with close to $100 million in salary cap space depending on how you're analyzing the roster at a time where the salary cap is going to be down and there's going to be more buying opportunities for teams than ever before him free agency.

  • So if he was ever going to take a job at the NFL level, there couldn't be this many factors coming together all at once in front of him.

  • You talked about what he needed.

  • How about on the other side?

  • What have you heard?

  • Because, obviously, Meyer, a couple of times when he stepped away, this has been about, uh, my health.

  • And what kind of assurances did the Jags need to hear that he was ready to go?

  • Physically?

  • I think that this is what Urban Meyer believes in college.

  • When he lose, he go into a shell.

  • He withdraw.

  • He would disappear.

  • But that was one loss that would essentially kill his school's hopes for a national championship.

  • You could lose a game or two or three or five or six or seven in the NFL and still come back and make the playoffs.

  • You play in the N F.

  • C s.

  • You could lose nine games to make the playoffs, but in this particular case, I think he thinks that he can accept the losing.

  • And so with that being the case, he decides to make the jump in Jacksonville.

  • Get somebody who brings instant credibility brings the reputation.

  • There's been talk about the Jaguars trying to get a new stadium.

  • There's been talk about London.

  • There's all sorts of topics out there.

  • Well, guess what?

  • Trevor Lawrence, Urban Meyer, A team that had been largely irrelevant, goes to being very relevant in the NFL very quickly.

  • During any coaching hire, power personnel decisions become an issue.

  • This is a guy who hasn't been in the NFL before.

  • How are they looking at that?

  • How are they structuring that within the organization?

  • John.

  • When Urban Meyer goes and takes a job, he is the King maker.

  • He is the king pin.

  • He is the guy that decides how things go.

  • He's gonna be the guy at the head of the organization, even though his title his head coach will bring on a GM will bring on assistance.

  • He's begun to arrange to do all of that already, but he is the guy that's the face of the organization.

  • Finally, why did the Jags think they're getting Jimmie Johnson or Pete Carroll, and maybe not saving or Spurrier, because this is a man who's won three national championships in four stops.

  • This is a man that's rebuild college programs better and quicker than just about anybody.

  • This is a man that's one wherever he's been and brought instant success on.

  • This is a man I think that they believe can do the very same thing at the NFL level.

  • Now, as you mentioned, there are mixed results at best, of coaches who have jumped from college to the NFL.

  • But Jacksonville knows Urban Meyer well enough to believe that this will work, and it certainly helps when you have all the ammunition that this franchise does.

  • And as you touched on it, he brings juice to that market and that team just like that.

  • Adam Schefter on top of it with Urban Meyers and the Jacks.

  • Thanks.

  • Thanks for watching ESPN on YouTube for live streaming sports and premium content.

Adam Schefter broke the news.

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