The Urban-Meyer-to-the-Redskins movement picked up a lot of momentum Sunday when Meyer showed up at FedEx Field for the team’s Week 15 matchup against the Eagles.
Was Meyer there on behalf of Dan Snyder? Did his presence mean that he’s possibly considering coaching Washington? WAS HE GOING TO SIGN A CONTRACT AND ASSUME THE POSITION AT HALFTIME?
All of those theories were flying on social media, but afterward, Terry McLaurin offered an explanation that cooled them off a bit. According to the receiver, Meyer was at the contest to support McLaurin and Dwayne Haskins.
“He was my guest,” McLaurin said. “It was good to see him again, good to talk to him, surpasses football. Has nothing to do with his coaching status.”
Meyer was apparently in Philadelphia on Saturday for the Army-Navy rivalry and made the trip to Landover on Sunday to see the Ohio State stars battle the Eagles. He was spotted in the owner’s box throughout the game:
Here's an Associated Press photo of Urban Meyer in the owners' box. pic.twitter.com/7lrfQStgo0— michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) December 15, 2019
At one point, he was also shown catching up with Alex Smith, who played under Meyer at Utah.
When informed that Meyer was in attendance, Haskins told the media he had no idea before smiling at the fact. Both he and McLaurin just so happened to post the best performances in their respective pro careers on Sunday against Philly.
So, it sounds as if McLaurin was the main reason for Meyer’s trip to FedEx Field, and not the fact that the Burgundy and Gold will likely need a new head coach in just a few weeks. However, no one should be surprised if Snyder or Smith or another official discussed the job with Meyer while he was there.
The Redskins haven’t had much to advertise when it comes to on-field production, but if they were hoping to convince someone to take over the team, Sunday was the day to make the sales pitch. Perhaps, Meyer left the stadium feeling impressed by what he saw.
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