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Jacksonville Jaguars players react to Urban Meyer being named head coach

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The Jacksonville Jaguars made a big splash by landing Urban Meyer as head coach. While the news seemed imminent for a while, it was made official last night.

Not only are Jaguars fans excited about what Meyer can bring to Duval, but so are many current Jaguars players.

Several Jaguars, including wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr., offensive tackle Jawaan Taylor and wide receiver DJ Chark Jr. commented on the Jaguars’ Instagram post introducing Meyer. Meanwhile, defensive end Josh Allen was hyped up on Twitter.

Allen also gave Meyer a warm welcome to Jacksonville:

Chark, along with running back James Robinson, also posted about Meyer on their instagram stories:

Will Richardson, who currently serves at the team’s backup offensive tackle, welcomed Coach Meyer as well:

Rodney Gunter, who the Jaguars signed as a free agent last offseason, but who was forced to sit out the 2020 season due to a heart condition, is excited for the prospects that Meyer can bring to Jacksonville. It remains to be seen if Gunter is able to play in 2021. His message:

Defensive end Adam Gotsis, who had 37 tackles, four tackles for loss, and a forced fumble this past season, is fired up about Meyer:

Defensive end/outside linebacker K’Lavon Chaisson is hoping Meyer will move toward a 3-4 defense to allow him to perhaps play the role as a standup pass rusher more often:

Defensive end/outside linebacker Lerentee McCray, who opted out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns, references the 2008 National Championship he won with the University of Florida, under head coach Urban Meyer.

Defensive tackle Abry Jones mentioning the potential facility upgrades that Urban Meyer plans to bring to the franchise.