Top 3 NFL headlines from week 4


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Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) runs the ball against the Cincinnati Bengals during an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, in Chicago.

By Waleed Alamleh, Sports Reporter

Urban Meyer’s big mistake  

Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer made headlines this week for all the wrong reasons. Meyer was filmed at a restaurant with a noticeably younger woman dancing on him. After losing last Thursday Night’s matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals, Meyer made the unusual decision to leave his team and stay in Ohio for the weekend. Meyer, who is married, decided he and his family needed a “get away,” Meyer told reporters Tuesday. Meyer has apologized multiple times for the incident but must regain the trust of the entire organization Jaguar’s Owner Shad Khan released in a statement Tuesday. As each loss stacks up, Meyer loses the very little respect he has, so things have to turn around quickly. 

Nagy permanently makes the move to Justin Fields

Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy dropped a bombshell Wednesday during his press conference when he permanently made the move to rookie quarterback Justin Fields. Nagy has finally seen what everyone else around the league already knew. Fields’ athletic ability and arm strength just make him the better option over Andy Dalton. Now, the pressure is back on Nagy and the coaching staff to continue developing Fields’ play to his full potential. The offense moved the ball well with offensive coordinator Bill Lazor dialing up the plays in last week’s win over Detroit. The Bears hope to keep the offense rolling with Fields under center Sunday when they travel to play the Las Vegas Raiders.

Surprising cuts and trades

With the amazing entertainment that the NFL brings to fans worldwide, it’s hard to forget that it is still a business at the end of the day. Even star players and fan favorites are being shown the door early on in the season. The New England Patriots traded away All-Pro cornerback Stephon Gilmore to his hometown Carolina Panthers on Wednesday. Gilmore, the Super Bowl 52 MVP, was supposed to be cut originally but was later traded after the Patriots found a suitor. 

The Dallas Cowboys cut fan favorite linebacker Jaylon Smith on Tuesday. The move didn’t blindside many. The Cowboys did not want to guarantee Smith’s salary next season in case an injury were to happen. The Cowboys have a lot of depth at the LB position, with rookie Micah Parsons and third-year LB Leighton Vander Esch playing well this season. Smith has already been signed to the Green Bay Packers for the remainder of the season.