The Jacksonville Jaguars had quite the Tuesday.
Not only was head coach Jack Del Rio fired, but Wayne Weaver sold the Jaguars to Shahid Khan.
Khan plans to keep the franchise in Jacksonville for now. The Jaguars were thought to be on the short list of candidates for relocation to Los Angeles.
Khan unsuccessfully tried to purchase the St. Louis Rams in 2010.
“Owning a team in the National Football League has long been my personal and professional goal,” he said in a statement released by the Jaguars. “Becoming the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars would be a dream come true for me and my family but, above all, would be a privilege. To that end, I would like to thank Commissioner Roger Goodell and members of his team for their counsel and guidance throughout my efforts over the past several years.
“I am now looking forward to the review process in accordance with league policy. If the proposed transaction is approved in the weeks ahead, I will responsibly and enthusiastically serve the NFL, the Jacksonville Jaguars and their great fans, and I will be fully committed to delivering Jacksonville its first Super Bowl championship. This is a franchise with tons of potential, playing in a community that is passionate about football and loves to win. I can’t think of a better place to be.”
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