Urban Meyer is one of the most accomplished
Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:29 pm
Meyer , who was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in 1982 and played defensive back at the University of Cincinnati, accepted his first head coaching job at Bowling Green in 2001. Meyer dramatically altered the previously hapless Falcons’ fortunes and went 17-6 in two seasons leading that program. Capitalizing on his success in Ohio, Meyer agreed to oversee the University of Utah’s squad in 2003. In Salt Lake City, Meyer transformed another program and captured two Mountain West Conference championships in two seasons with the Utes. After revolutionizing two middling schools on the gridiron, the demand for Meyer’s services skyrocketed and he signed a seven-year contract worth $14 million in December 2004 to coach the Florida Gators’ team.“The opportunity to compete at the highest level at one of the nation's most-respected academic institutions is something that was attractive for us ,” said Meyer. “The passion of Gator fans is legendary in collegiate athletics and I am eager to be a part of that environment.”Meyer flourished on the sidelines in Gainesville and directed the Gators to national titles in the 2006 and 2008 campaigns. Due to ongoing health concerns, Meyer resigned as Florida’s coach in December 2009. Following a one-year hiatus, the Sporting News’ Coach of the Decade for the 2000s inked a six-year deal valued at $4.4 million annually to guide Ohio State. Three years later, with Meyer at the helm, the Buckeyes upset Oregon 42-20 in January 2015 to win the first College Football Playoff championship game. Largely thanks to stellar recruiting efforts , Meyer’s taught outstanding players and gone 172-30 over 16 years. While many of Meyer’s talents proceeded to thrive in the NFL, others failed miserably at the professional level. With that noted, and circumstances like age and health notwithstanding, let’s look at the 15 worst players Meyer sent to the NFL. With all of the great talent in the NFL today, it's easy to focus on the upper echelon of the league only. There are so many dynamic players in the game today at so many different positions , that it's only logical that fans and pundits only want to break down the best in the sport. However, as great as the league is doing right now with ratings and popularity, and as much as the elite players are getting all of the headlines, it's important to remember that there are some NFL players who simply don't belong on the field.Some of these players were once notable names, or highly-touted prospects coming out of college. They were once considered to be the future of the league , and ended up crashing and burning in short order. While a select few of them still have time to turn their career around, the vast majority of them are doomed for mediocrity in the NFL. Let's take a look at which NFL players are at the bottom of the barrel, and won't be in the conversation with the league's best anytime soon, or anytime at all.Ranked below are the top 20 worst players in the NFL today.