What is Urban Meyer's net worth? Jaguars coach fined $100K, fans call it a 'textbook start'
NFL slaps Meyer with fine, as well as Kyle Shanahan and Mike McCarthy for OTA violations and Twitter isn't surprised Meyer is 'already breaking rules'
Jacksonville Jaguars coach Urban Meyer has been slapped with a $100,000 fine by the NFL. He isn't the only one, the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys have been fined too, but it's Meyer who's getting all the attention. The three teams have been fined for violating organized team activity (OTA) rules, which Twitter isn't surprised Meyer did.
It's an ominous start for the Jaguars, where Meyer is getting his first taste of NFL standards. The controversial college coach was hired after the Jaguars fired Doug Marrone, who saw the team through 15 consecutive losses. Adding to the team's woes last season, Rashaan Melvin opted out of the 2020 season due to Covid-19 concerns. In May, it was rumored Tim Tebow could make a comeback after nine years off the field, with the Jaguars, which he will this season. After the disappointing 2020 season, if the Jaguars were looking for a better 2021, fans will have to pray Meyer doesn't get into any more trouble. Apart from his personal fine of $100,000, the team will also have to pay $200,000 for the violations. That raises an interesting question - can Meyer afford to pay the fine? If you look at his net worth, it shouldn't be an issue.
What is Urban Meyer's net worth?
After trawling through the depths of the Internet, we found out that Meyer is worth approximately $35 million. How did he get so rich? Well, not all of his contracts are publicly available, but we do know a few details. When he took over the University of Florida's football team in 2005, Meyer was handed a $14 million contract for seven years. He later signed an extension, bumping up his salary to $3.25 million a year.
His $24 million six-year extension with the team in 2009 made Meyer one of the highest-paid coaches in the world. He then reportedly earned $7.6 million per year with the Ohio State Buckeyes. When he retired in 2018, Meyer had made close to $40 million from his time with the Buckeyes. Of course, he didn't keep all the money. Meyer was forced to forgo $570,000 in lost wages due to a three-game suspension in 2018. Nonetheless, the money he made from his time with the Buckeyes was considerable.
Meyer had no issue dropping $1.45 million on a seven-bedroom residence in Ohio in 2012. This year, he upped that by paying $2.1 million for a four-bedroom residence in Jacksonville. In that case, he should have no issues paying the $100,000 fine.
'Urban Meyer era off to a fantastic start'
As news of the fines reached Twitter, it didn't take long for the coach to be trolled. One Twitter user said, "I wonder what the violation was, but this is a textbook Urban Meyer start." Another person joked, "We all should find something we love as much as Urban Meyer loves violating rules."
I wonder what the violation was, but this is a textbook Urban Meyer start https://t.co/oQmcNImXyw— JP Acosta (@acosta32_jp) July 1, 2021
We all should find something we love as much as Urban Meyer loves violating rules. https://t.co/s7vYv10W7z— Christopher Harris (@HarrisFootball) July 1, 2021
Sports journalist Alex Barth tweeted, "The Urban Meyer era is off to a fantastic start." Another noted, "Urban Meyer hasn't even coached 1 NFL game and yet he's already doing Urban Meyer type shit." One person joked, "Urban Meyer needed to violate some rules just to feel something."
The Urban Meyer era is off to a fantastic start. https://t.co/aon1b6YBpS— Alex Barth (@RealAlexBarth) July 1, 2021
Urban Meyer hasn't even coached 1 NFL game and yet he's already doing Urban Meyer type shit. https://t.co/fk6VJtf4sL— S1apSh0es (@S1apSh0es) July 1, 2021
Urban Meyer needed to violate some rules just to feel something https://t.co/zhHPabgucM— Tyler Conway (@jtylerconway) July 1, 2021
"The ink still wet on Urban Meyer's contract and he already catching fines," one person tweeted. Another joked, "Name a better duo than Urban Meyer and violating rules You can’t."
The ink still wet on Urban Meyer's contract and he already catching fines. 💀 https://t.co/CVyMaO3X8K— Chanta' (@MizzChanta) July 1, 2021
Name a better duo than Urban Meyer and violating rules— Kenny (@KF4G) July 1, 2021
You can’t https://t.co/WPveO4TPNE
As we mentioned the Jaguars aren't the only team to be fined. The 49ers were fined $100,000 and Kyle Shanahan $50,000. The Cowboys were also slapped with a $100,000 fine, and Mike McCarthy with $50,000. In addition to the fines, the Jaguars will have to forfeit two OTA practices during the first week of the 2022 offseason. The 49ers were ordered to cancel their final week of 2021 OTA's and the Cowboys must forfeit one OTA practice in the first week of the 2022 offseason.
The exact nature of the violations hasn't yet been revealed, but given the fines on the Jaguars and Meyer were higher than their counterparts, it appears as if their violations were more serious. It's certainly a poor start for Meyer, who will be coaching an NFL side for the first time. Only time will tell how it affects the Jaguars.